Hi. I'm new here and wanted to ask for some advice.
I'm 17 years old right now I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I understand that I'm really young to have a baby but that's not why my sister wants to adopt him or why my family (who all wanted me to have an abortion) is pressuring me into giving him up....it's because the father is my brother-in-law.
and no, I wasn't raped or forced into anything. He and my sister were debating getting a divorce and were seperated at the time. He's always been like a brother to me so we were just spending time together and, obviously, things went too far.
Shortly after that one night we swore to never tell anyone and he and my sister reconciled...then I found out I'm pregnant. I didn't want to say who the father was at first and it was my Bro-in-law that did the math and came to me and asked. I should have just lied but I told him the truth and he told my sister.
She's 32 and had a hysterectomy at 24 after their son was born. They wanted another child but couldn't. Sister is trying to force me to give her my baby and never talk about it again. To say i'm just his aunt and pretend like nothing ever happened. I really don't want to and I'm scared that if I do, he's never going to be treated well and what if they do get a divorce? then what happens to my child??
I really have no idea what to do. I'm graduating form high school a year yearly already and I am supposed to start college int h fall but I can take some time off, get a job and take care of this baby myself.
i know what I did was wrong but I don't regret or hate my baby. yes, I kinda regret how he came to be, but he is till my child and I will do whatever it takes to give him the best life I can. and If my family keeps saying that i HAVE to give him up, I don't think I want to give him to my sister.
I'm scared. any suggestions or help??
**Oh, and no, I don't know what the sex is yet. The only reason I keep saying Him/he is because I don't want to refer to my baby as an "it". I dislike when people do that.