Teen Pregnancy and Choosing Adoption in Colorado
I think I might be pregnant. What should I do? If you are a pregnant teenager in Colorado, you have options. You do not have to drop out of school, this is not the end of the world, and you are not a terrible person. Teens across the world have found themselves in the same situation, with an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone! We are a private adoption agency in Colorado and we can provide information about all your pregnancy options.
On average there are about 1.1 million teenage unplanned pregnancies a year. Only 2 percent of those teenagers place their baby up for adoption. Fifty-eight percent of those teens are single mothers who struggle to raise their child, go to school, and try to get a job. The rest of those teenagers abort the baby.
Parenting at any age can be a huge challenge and financial struggle. When you’re a teenager and pregnant you need to understand that parenting is a life-changing responsibility; it’s expensive and it’s a lot of work. As you consider your options (abortion, adoption, parenting), here’s what you need to know about teen pregnancy and raising a baby.
Teen and Pregnant, Consider your Future
According to national studies, here are the four more significant statistics of teen pregnancy:
- 80% of teen mothers end up on welfare at some point.
- Only about 1/3 of teen mothers finish high school.
- Teen parents have increased rates of alcohol and substance abuse.
- Children born to teen mothers are more likely to suffer health, social, and emotional problems than children born to older mothers.
Teenagers who have family support are less likely to fall into one of the categories above In addition to considering your future, there are practical considerations as well.
Adoption and Teenage Pregnancy
Don’t choose adoption because your family or the baby’s father is pressuring you. No one should be forcing to choose adoption. It’s an adult decision, and it’s unfortunate when a teenager has to make this choice. Get as much information as you can on the reality of parenting and the pains of abortion so you can make an educated decision, the best decision for yourself and your child.
Teen pregnancy can look really fun and easy on TV, but in real life, it takes a lot of time and hard work, and it’s expensive. Carefully consider your pregnancy options with an adoption agency in Colorado that is on your side. Contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.