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A 14 year old who lives near me is pregnant and her parents say that she has to give her baby up for adoption and they are the parents so they decide. And obviously a 14 year old cannot raise a baby anyway (I think this is completely untrue - I think many 14 year olds are just told they can't do it so think they can't - 14 years of age would have been a perfectly average age to get married and have a baby a couple of hundred years ago, obviously there are many different cases though, as with mothers of all ages!!) ... They are a strict family and the 14 year old thinks she has no rights to her own baby even though she has confided in my daughter and me that she is desperate to keep the child and she loves them. Anyone know the legalities?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2010
I don't no for a fact or anything, but I do not think they can make her give the baby up, that I would think is her choice. She would have to sign papers. On a place to live she could maybe check out a women's shelter of possibly foster care. Idk, just some ideas.
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