I am 17 and pregnant , my parents do not accept that I am pregnant. They wanted me to get an abortion, but of course I didn't ( & wouldn't), they want me to give her up for adoption when i have her, but I won't.
I am with her father still, he and his family are very supportive - He is 20, has a good job, and is excited about having his first child ( he has been very involved with the pregnancy) ... His parents are also very supportive and also say they are very excited about the baby.
I am in a vocational school ( carreer training) and after finding out that I was pregnant, I talked with a couple people at school and found out that i am able to not only finish my schooling, but i wonly have to go a few hours a day as long as my grades stay up ( i have always had good grades) ... My boyfriend's mother is going to take care of the baby while I am in school, and then I will take care of her after I get home.
of course that is just the plan. His parents also want me to come live with them until after I am 18 and we can buy our own house ( my boyfriend has money put back to do that... but we have to wait until after I am 18 - same goes for us getting married, which we also have planned) ...
The problem is , my parents say since I am only 17 when I have the baby I have to do as they say, meaning I have to come home with them, but the baby will not.
can they do that? they say if i do not come home with them after having the baby, they will get the law involved and make me give my baby up ( either to his family or to an adoption agency) ...
I am so afraid, i feel like I have always been a good girl, I know I am responsible enough and smart enough to take care of MY daughter. Can they really keep me from my baby ?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on May. 29, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by purpleducky at 1:21 PM on May. 29, 2011
you need to go to court and get an emancipation done so that you will be out from under your parents ....but to do this you have to prove you can provide for you and your child ....good luck
Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on May. 29, 2011
NO they can not do that. You can become an emancipated minor! I am not sure who you need to talk to though. You have rights as a mother... they can NOT force you to give up the baby at 17!!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 1:22 PM on May. 29, 2011
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