Teenage Pregnancy

Bek - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm interested in what your thoughts are about teen pregnancy.
If your daughter came to you and said she was pregnant, what would be your reaction?
What would you do?
Would you encourage adoption?
Would you encourage marriage?
Counseling?
What if it was your son coming to you saying his girlfriend is pregnant with his child?
Would love to hear from those who have experienced it and what they did that helped and what didn't help etc. It's also something for parents of teens to think about. What would you do if this were to happen to us? I'd love to hear your feedback.

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Ellen - posted on 06/24/2011

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daughter or son, well if expecting their not much u can say i would not yell. What is the point I would tell them their options an hope thay make the right choice I would say abortion is out of the question. I know that is what my kids think adoption no way. marriage or keeping the baby is ok for me even waiting to get married is ok. I would suport them 100%

Bek - posted on 05/10/2011

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I agree, I would not encourage marriage and ask them to wait at least until after the baby comes; hopefully giving them time to sort out their feelings for each other and their ability to care for the child. I would hope that both would be willing to see a counselor and consider their options. (abortion is not an option, but adoption, raising the child alone or together etc.) I would hope that prayer would be a part of the process too, but at least talk to someone, if not me, who is of our same faith for advice and counsel.

Linda - posted on 05/05/2011

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The days of the "shotgun" weddings are over. I would not encourage marriage unless the other person was a Christian (assuming my child was) and I thought that they could really negotiate a successful marriage. Getting married for the baby, only to get divorced couple years later, would not help. As far as adoption or raising the child, that would really have to be their decision since it would change their lives forever, either way they decided. Hopefully (and prayerfully) this will always remain a hypothetical situation in my family!

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