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

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: pregnant, teen pregnancy, teenage moms, 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

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

He Wants Me to Have an Abortion

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 19, 2009

This question recently came to me from a pregnant teen, considering her pregnancy choices:
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Topics: Adoption, unplanned pregnancy, abortion help pregnant, teenage pregnancy

"16 and Pregnant" show on MTV

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 12, 2009

The new show "16 and Pregnant" on MTV follows teens who are pregnant and dealing with issues like marriage, adoption, school, work, and gossip. The first episode, which aired last night, featured Maci, who is pregnant and just graduating high school. Her baby's father, Ryan, doesn't seem supportive at all. While Maci works, goes to college, and takes care of their baby Bentley Cadence, he enjoys nights out with friends and can't even be bothered to change one diaper.

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, teens, counseling pregnancy, teenage pregnancy