Did you recently find out you are pregnant? Have you been hiding your pregnancy for some time? Are you unsure of what to do next? Discovering an unplanned pregnancy can cause you to feel a wide range of emotions. As a teenager, you may be feeling very scared, overwhelmed, and alone. Right now, you may feel like the only girl in the world in this situation. You may feel like you have nowhere to turn for support. You may feel sad, disappointed, or confused.
At Adoptions With Love, we want you to know that it is normal to have all these feelings. It is okay to feel scared or confused in this moment. It is also important to know that you are not alone in this. Millions of young women like you face unplanned pregnancies each year. In fact, about one out of every four teenage girls gets pregnant before her 20th birthday. There are other brave young women who have made it through this, who have faced the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy and have made their journey a positive one. You can, too.
Everything is going to be okay, even if you feel terrified right now. There will be challenges you will have to face and decisions you will have to make. Adoptions With Love knows this firsthand. We understand where you are now and can help you get where you want to go. We are here to guide you every step of the way. Your pregnancy may not have been planned, but you can always start making a positive, thoughtful plan for you and your baby. Whether you are thirteen and pregnant, graduating high school, or already in college, know that there are many resources to help you through your pregnancy. It is important now that you slow down and educate yourself on your options as a pregnant teen. This is not a time for quick decisions.
To help you gather the most accurate, unbiased information about unplanned and teen pregnancies, Adoptions With Love has created this guide. Here, we will walk through many of the questions you will have, the considerations and decisions you will face, as well as your rights and your options as a pregnant teen.