I am 19 years old and am considering having my aunt adopt my unborn baby. I want the best for my baby and at my age can not provide what I believe is best. I do not know how a family adoption affects all involved though and want more information.Answer Question
Answer by babycakes254 at 9:51 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Hi - I have a phd in teen counseling and I do a lot of counseling with teens and pregnant teens. We have one here now that is pregnant and looking into adoption. I really don't recommend family members adopting relatives if it isn't necessary. A lot of things can go wrong. Like Babycakes said, the relationship changes. I advise you to look into an adoption agency that will steer you away from relatives. I know the idea of a relative sounds good to you now but I really think you will regret it later on.
Answer by puppies651 at 10:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by PortAngeles1969 at 11:03 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Answer by Southernroots at 12:34 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by happymama7 at 2:26 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by Jill42721 at 8:47 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by babycakes254 at 8:50 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
I am a proud mom because of my niece....Yes your relationship changes!!!! Ours had always been close...and it still is.....
I would really think it over....when my niece asked me "what would you do if it was you that was pregnant."? I told her the truth.....I would do everything I could to keep the baby....She was very mature in wanting what was best for the baby and not what was best for her. Yes, it is hard for family to accept what you and your aunt are discussing but, if you and your aunt outline and talk over every aspect of the adoption it can work...Ours did and my niece and I are even closer...
It may not work for all familys but, there are more of us out there that it was a win win situation for all...
Answer by bluecyd at 10:10 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by babycakes254 at 10:34 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by baconbits at 10:42 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
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