Ok, so those two little lines on the stick are real. You’ve taken more than one test and it is true…you are pregnant and only a teenager. A million emotions and thoughts overwhelm you. At this very moment you have a reality check of every decision you made up until this point. It is up to you what you are going to do from here. Will you be a teenage parent trying to balance being a kid while handling adult responsibilities? Will you make the devastating heart clenching decision to choose adoption or abortion? Or will you go full force on bettering your future for you and your soon-to-be child by learning how to be a parent…not justifying incapability’s by classifying yourself as a teen parent?
Lack of life experience and maturity cause most teenage parents to attempt balancing being a typical teenager and parent. It is hard to understand that you are not a kid anymore. There is another life that is always going to depend on you for absolutely everything. As mothers we have to do what we is needed regardless if the father or our families help. There is no balancing this! So when you want to go hang out think about the message this is to your child. What do you want them to remember about their childhood?
Moral and political views towards abortion and adoption are a heated topic. Either decision will have a lasting impact on the family. However, what is the lasting impact if a child is brought into the world and not able to be cared for with the basic necessities? Unfortunately, many families are faced with economic hardship. Another child or inability to raise the children they currently have can persuade a teen parent to choose adoption or abortion. Being well educated and understanding your rights is very important. Adoption can lead to family who is financially stable and unable to have a child of their own an opportunity to give your child advantages you are incapable of at this time.
There is no easy decision. No matter what hardship and obstacles are in front of you with any decision. It is important to put your soon-to-be child needs before your own. Harsh statics can make dreams and ambitions fade with your new reality. There might a hundred peoples negativity surrounding your thoughts but there will always be that one person to show you success can be achieved. No one knows what is in your heart. Only you know the strength in your soul to achieve your success.
No matter what you are feeling it is important to have a support system so you don’t feel overwhelmed. If you don’t feel ready to go to your family please seek out community organizations. You are not alone…