i recently ran into the grandmother of my cousin's old boyfriend. i was asking her about the family and in particular how the little girl was that used to hang around that she raised. she explained that she was now 19 and pregnant, in a abusive relationship and getting a abortion at weeks end. first let me say that i am "pro-life" for myself and "pro-choice" for everyone else., but nevertheless it touched me and i told her to have the young lady call me and see if there is anything i can do to help. 4 days ago she calls and tells me that she did not go through with it and immediately begins discussing her lifes ups and downs. relieved i give her advice on programs and benefits. she called me 4 times today alone. so when i saw her grandmother today she informs me that "amber' wants me to take the baby and raise it. i have so many questions???????????? can i do it without a adoption agency and still make it legal?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Adoption
You can hire an attorney to handle the legal end and you will have lawyer and court fees. You may also have to do a homestudy. A lawyer may be able to better direct you what your state requires. But at 19 I would not be too surprised if she changes her mind again and chooses to parent this child. It is wonderful that you are considering parenting this child but the child who is pregnant will need support as well. Perhaps counseling from a domestic violence agency in her area so that she can get a good perspective on her situation and certainly they will address the pregnancy.
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