There's a woman I know who is 36 years old and has 4 teenage children and who is now 9 weeks pregnant. She was on birth control pills and they failed. The father is her boyfriend, who she's been with for about a year. She has a job and he has recently lost his job. They barely make ends meet as it is. She is basically sure she's going to get an abortion, because she can't afford child care and has to work full time to take care of her 4 other children. Also, she is absolutely opposed to adoption. I think her father, maybe stepfather, was adopted and has nothing good to say about it...
Anyway, her situation got me thinking about what I would do, were I in her situation. I don't think I could bear to choose abortion when adoption can be arranged so nicely here in the U.S. - picking the family the child goes to and everything. We have such an amazing opportunity to make sure our children, even if we accidentally conceived them, get to live their life and be taken care of. Women of poorer nations just have to drop them off at the orphanage. And what a good opportunity to teach her children about selflessness and love! Going through 9 months of pregnancy and then giving the child to a family who can't have any of their own would be amazingly difficult, but with open adoptions, she wouldn't have to 'lose' her child indefinitely.
So I think if it were me I'd rather go through the pain of adoption than just terminate the life of my 9 week old baby bean and try to forget about it. The choice is hers to make, but I'm just curious what some of you would choose, in her shoes?
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