I am A Pregnant Teen — What Do I Do?
Learning of an unexpected pregnancy can be a startling realization: “I am a pregnant teen. What do I do?” Most teens don’t know what to do, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. You may not want to tell your parents because you’re not sure they will be supportive. Will your friends still accept you? And, what about the father?
The Indianapolis adoption lawyers at the law firm of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have helped numerous teens and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Choosing adoption can be a good option for expectant mothers who may not be in a position to provide the life that they know the child deserves.
Getting The Support You Need
Our experience in working with numerous expectant mothers has given us insight into your situation. We understand the difficult circumstances you are facing, and we know how difficult it can be to make a decision that has such far-reaching implications. Our purpose is not to tell you what to do, we only hope to provide you with some helpful information as you work through this important time.
While you may be hesitant to tell your friends and especially your parents that you are pregnant, it is often best to do so. They can offer helpful advice and provide much needed support as you consider your options and decide your next steps. If you think it would be helpful, we are happy to meet with you and your parents to discuss your pregnancy and explain some of the available options.
Telling The Father… Or Not?
Depending on your relationship with your baby’s father, you may not want to tell him that you are pregnant. If you are not married to the father, Indiana law does not require that you do, but it may still be a good idea. It can be beneficial for you to consider these important decisions together. If father does not want to be involved, the support of your family becomes even more important.
Your Important Decision | Unplanned Pregnancy And Choosing Adoption
As a teen who has a surprise or unplanned pregnancy, you can choose from several different options:
I want to have my baby and be a parent.
I could have an abortion.
I want someone to adopt my baby.
Nothing can change the fact that you are pregnant, not even abortion. If you are not ready to be a parent, however — perhaps you still have high school and college in your future — adoption may be a positive alternative. There are many families that are unable to have children of their own who would be overjoyed to give your child a loving, secure home.
If you want to learn more in a free, no-pressure meeting, contact Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Call us anytime at 800-333-5736. Attorneys Steve and Joel Kirsh will travel to meet you, wherever you are.
Read our brochure for birth mothers for more information.