please help my 16 year old daughter is pregnant

Kara - posted on 09/05/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm in total shock over my baby girl is pregnant.She was a virgin and we have a relationship that is very close.A relationship that she always talks to me about anything. Know that I might get negative responses by saying that not only we are mother and daughter but we also are best friends.This is her first relationship and she is in love with her boyfriend and he is so in love with her.I told her no matter what her she chooses to do I will be there for her.But the million dollar question is what is the right thing to do.I can use any advice that you all moms could give me.Thank You


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Kim - posted on 09/06/2013




Without knowing your situation and values, I don't think anyone can tell you what the right thing to do is. It sounds like your daughter has your love and support no matter what, and that is the right first step.

Also, even if they think they are in love now, a baby and the hardships that they can bring will test them in every way imaginable. If they want to raise the baby together, get them into counseling right away.

Sarah - posted on 09/06/2013




I would suggest getting in contact with a crisis pregnancy center or an adoption agency. Many adoption agencies provide birth parent counseling.....they help both girls that want to place for adoption and girls that want to parent.....most of the time free of charge no matter if she places or if she parents. Both the crisis pregnancy center or the adoption agency have counselors that can help her prepare for what is to come both in parent or in placing. If she wants to parent they help get her connected with local resources in your neighborhood that can help and will also help her apply for assistance. For you the biggest thing is to be supportive, but also help her see reality. One does better if they are prepared for what they are about to walk into. So as a parent you need to help prepare her for whatever road she chooses to walk down.

Gena - posted on 09/05/2013




To me the right thing to do would be to keep on loving and supporting her.She will need alot of support.Good luck to both you and your daughter

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