I'm 99.9% sure I'm keeping my baby. I have a huge family who is offering me a ton of support... emotionally, physically, financially. Love will NOT be an issue at all. I strongly believe I will be able to give my baby a loving and safe home.

Is this selfish of me? That I'm 20 years old and I want to keep my baby? Him and his family strongly believe that the only option is to give it up for adoption because him and I aren't married and don't live in the same home. Is that really a good reason to give my baby away?

Although I agree that a baby should have two parents living in the same house, things don't always work out that way. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong with keeping my baby. I'm not against adoption by any means, but I don't think it's necessary in my situation.

What does everyone else think? About my situation? About adoption?
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Comments (1)

  1. cheekymayo

    If you wanted to give this baby away you’d know in your heart. There are different kinds of pregnancies, "mum pregnancy" and "child bearer" pregnancy. Yours is clearly a "mum pregnancy", you may be 20 but so what? Your a Mum already and at the end of the day that is what the child needs the most. You may never live with the father but thats not biggie. My dad left before I was born, I lived 5 years with just my mum, who’s like you, a Mum right from the start. Then we got my step dad to and we’ve worked as a family ever since.

    Some people think that a family has to be a Mum, a Dad and a Baby, it doesnt. Family are people who love each other so much nothing in the world could tear them apart. You may not feel that about the father of the child, so maybe he’s not famlily. But your baby sure as hell is.

    March 24, 2010
  2. BoatDrink

    Adoption is a very personal decision. It is yours to make.
    I gave a baby up 14 years ago. It was the right decision for me.
    I now speak for the agency I placed with, to young girls and offer counseling.
    If you are in a position to keep your child and you do not have a warm fuzzy feeling about giving your child up for adoption then it is not for you.
    Put your faith in yourself; you will make the right decision.
    Good Luck!

    March 24, 2010
  3. Amber61285

    Age doesnt matter as long as your life is in ordr..and clearly you seem to have that doing for you!! It is great that you have a big family offering so much support. It will make it so much easier!! Good luck, I wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy really is a miracle!!%u2665

    March 28, 2010
  4. laylacoull

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    March 08, 2017