My daughter made a mistake and has become pregnant as a result, she's 16. She's a very mature 16 and does not believe in abortion. She went to the school counsellor to get some advice and decided she'd like to go alone and get the information as our local doctor recommended. She'd almost definitely decided she wanted to keep the child and wanted to get information about staying in school, home school programs and such. When she got back she had dozens of leaflets on adoption and said she now realized it was pretty much the only option for her because she was 16 and at 16 you cannot adequately care for a child so if I won't take the child (I will if pushed as I have the finances and would not want my little grandchild raised outside the family when I have the means) then she will be putting them up for adoption.
I am confused, aren't they meant to give the full picture and tell them about every option? She said when she went in and asked about options if she decided to have the child they thought she was joking and kept talking about what to look for in a couple who could take the baby. She thinks now that it's all a happy lovely scenario where she gives them a gift and she feels great and they feel great and everything's fine. But we all know for birth mothers it hurts A LOT.
I'm quite angry right now - fair enough if she comes to adoption on her own but she has definitely been influenced by the school. I wish they'd have told her she'd could raise a baby - not knocked her confidence.
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