Teen pregnancy, legal rights?

Taylor - posted on 05/09/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Ok, so I am 15 and I just found out Im pregnant. My boyfriend and his family are more than willing to help me, they all realize how big of a thing this is going to be and that my boyfriend can not back out. We've talked about it, for hours on end (my boyfriend and I) and although we are both very very scared, we are going to try and make our child have a nice life. Now, my mom hates my boyfriend and his family. She doesnt know I am pregnant yet, and quite frankly, I am scared to tell her. We are supposed to be moving at the beggining of July, but I cant leave. Not only would it hurt my boyfriend, and me, but it will put stress on my unborn child. First off, I will be under mass amounts of stress due to the fact that I have very high anxiety and am prone to random panic attacks. Also, we wont have a home. We will have to stay in a roach infested hotel, and I will end up eating take out almost every day. Leave alone my health, my child will not be getting proper nutrition, and it is very very important for an unborn child to be taken care of while developing. My boyfriend and I are responsible, we used a condom and it didnt break. We just happen to be the unlucky people who experience a failed condom. Are there any legal ways to make it so I get to stay with my boyfriend?

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Sarah - posted on 05/09/2013

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I am sorry to tell you no there are not any legal ways. Since you are still a minor your parents are still in charge of you. You will be a parent to your child, but as far as if your parents move and want you to move with them there is not much you can do since they are your parents.

My suggestion to you is to talk with your parents and let them know about the pregnancy. For 1 they are going to find out at some point and especially if you have panic attacks for your health and the unborn child's the sooner they know and can help the better. If you are on any medication you also have to becareful what you take as some medications can't be taken when pregnant. The second reason is that they can't make a good family decision unless they know all the facts. Knowing all the facts may or may not change their future plans. You need to allow them the oppurtunity of deciding what is best for the family with the knowledge of all the facts.

Taylor - posted on 05/09/2013

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I am sorry for any spelling errors, I'm attempting to do my school work while posting this.

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