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Teens and Adoption...What Are Your Rights?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 4, 2017

If you’re in your teens and are pregnant, your parents can’t force you into a decision about your baby. Before you decide what to do about your pregnancy, make sure to learn all that you can about your pregnancy choices and parenting options. Lifetime is available 24/7 to help you learn about adoption, including all of the birth mother rights and choices you have with modern adoption.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options, adoption or parenting, positive pregnancy test

An Unplanned Pregnancy?! Can My Mom Raise My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 3, 2017

"I got pregnant when I was a sophomore in high school. It definitely wasn’t planned, and I suddenly realized that I was pregnant by a guy that I didn’t even love. But, I had to handle the situation that I was in.

The thought ‘my mom can raise my baby’ passed through my mind.  But when I thought about everything, I was embarrassed to think such a thing. I had to really think about my pregnancy choices: abortion, parenting, and adoption...

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options

I’m 16 and Pregnant! What Should I Do?!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 20, 2016

Question: I’m 16 and I just found out that I’m pregnant. My boyfriend and I have only had sex once! I haven’t told him yet, and I definitely don’t want to tell my parents. I love my boyfriend and I don’t want to lose him! What should I do?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy, Pregnancy choices, unplanned pregnancy options

I Had a Baby at 15 – Here’s My Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 21, 2016

What’s it like to be 15 and pregnant, and then become a mom? Check out Nicole’s story and where she is now:

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Topics: teenage moms, teen pregnancy, pregnant, teenage pregnancy

Can a Young Teen Make an Adoption Plan?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 7, 2016

I just learned that my 13-year-old daughter is pregnant.  She thinks that she is eight months along and has been hiding it from all of us.  I'm mad and sad all at the same time, but one thing I know for sure is that she needs to give up this baby for adoption.  Can you help us even though she hasn't been to the doctor yet and is so young?

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy options

How to Handle the Holidays if You’ve Chosen Adoption - Part One

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 28, 2015

If you’re already decided that adoption is the right choice for you, you might be wondering how to handle family member’s questions during the holidays. When you go to Christmas and holiday parties and are “showing”, how will you respond to their questions?

We’ve put together a few ideas and tips for you on you might handle this situation.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, teen pregnancy, Holidays, adoption for my baby, pregnancy tips

How to Tell Your Baby’s Father You’re Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 4, 2015

So, you’ve just taken a pregnancy test and have realized with shock that you’re pregnant. What?! You weren’t ready to become a mom right now! If adoption is the pregnancy choice that you’d like to do, your next step is telling the news to your baby’s father...

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Topics: teen pregnancy, Baby's father, Pregnancy choices

Q&A: I’ve been dating the father of my baby. Wouldn’t it be better if we just got married and tried to raise the child together even if I don’t love him?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 18, 2013

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Topics: teenmom, Pregnancy, Adoption Questions, teenage moms, adoptive couples, teens, Adoption Tips, teen pregnancy, teenage pregnancy

Adoption Q&A

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 18, 2013

Dear Mardie,

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, teen pregnancy

Can I Choose Adoption or Can My Mom Take My Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 14, 2013

Q I’m 15 and I turn 16 in a few weeks. I want to know if there is anyway my mom can take my child because I’m scared she’s going try to take her from me! I just want to make sure me and my baby are safe…
please call me

 

A It must be a really scary time for you right now! The laws vary from state to state regarding parental rights over their pregnant teens. Most states give the choice to the teen. You didn’t leave us your phone number; however, you can contact us at 1-800-923-6784 anytime, day or night. The professionals at Lifetime Adoption can tell you if you are in a state that allows teens to make the choice of adoption for their child on their own.

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Topics: 15 and pregnant, question, 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy, Birthmother, pregnant