Birth Parents Blog

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…
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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.

Are you concerned for your safety at home? If you are in an abusive situation, it is best to tell a trusted adult at school. If you are set on finding an adoptive family to adopt your baby, you may be entitled to assistance with pregnancy related expenses. You are not alone and there are choices for you and your baby. If you do not trust your family, reach out and ask for help! You do not have to go through this alone.

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