Thank goodness that someone sees that the girl needs to take care of her own child and not just give it away. I have a friend who was 14 when she got pregnant and her parents MADE her give her baby up...it was either that or they would send her 16 year old boyfriend to jail for rape. So they gave up their child for open adoption and STILL regret it. That was 3 years ago and they are still together and planning on marrage. I whole heartedly believe that they would have been great parents. If youre thinking that kids their age arent able to work-WRONG-Her bf has had a job since he was 16 and found out about the pregnancy. He continues to work that same job even now after being forced to give away his child.
As for people thinking I have to have a job...I dont. Simple as that. My husband has a great job and I stay at home to take care of my children. There is no reason for me to have to work. There is also no reason for me to have to drive. I live in a town that is 1 mile square...if I need to get somewhere I have a stroller and two legs...walking wont kill me. So even should I have the urge to drive -WHY? My mother raised 3 kids(2 with emotional disabilities) while working 3 jobs and having NO car. She didnt even have family to help her and my father was abusive and out of the picture-not even child support. It might not have been easy for her but she doesnt regret doing everything in her power to keep her family together. Yes it would have been easier to give us up and we would have had it easier too but I am so thankful she didnt take the easy road. We might not have had everything handed to us and all the latest toys or clothes but we were happy and together. My mother is my best friend and I look up to her more than she will ever know for not listening to advice about giving up and letting someone else have us. Shame on you people that think all situations are the same and no teenager should have the right to choose but instead should have their options ripped from them.