Adoption is an Option

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"It's the hardest choice you'll make, but I know I made the right one when I placed my child in adoptive care" (Orr). There are a few options for pregnant teenagers regarding parenting. These include adoption and abortion. The majority of teens have not attained basic knowledge of adoption and the benefits it encompasses for the child and the mother. There is an abundance of useful information teens should be aware of before deciding parenting, abortion, and adoption. More teenagers who are expecting a child should choose adoption because it provides a more suitable lifestyle for the child, it's a positive alternative for couples unable to give birth to their own child, and it's beneficial for the mother and her future. Teens that select adoption for their child enable them to obtain a suitable, stable family lifestyle. Teenagers are not able to parcel out entire care for their child. They lack education required to come into possession of a job that can provide enough income to have all the necessities it takes to raise a child and support a family. Young adults also have an absence family stability and marriage. “Only 20 percent of fathers marry the teen mother of their child and 80 percent of these fathers pay less than 800 dollars per year for child support” (Abma). Children need a better foundation in their family. This instability tends to cause the child to perform poorly in school and may have to repeat a grade. However, children placed in adoptive care foresee a much brighter future. “Children who are adopted as infants often have higher levels of health, self-esteem, and family support” (National Campaign). Health, self-esteem, and education are all vital for a young child. Teen parenting deprives these kids of the abili... ... middle of paper ... ...s_on_teen_pregnancy.pdf “Infertility Data for the U.S.” Centers for disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/fertile.htm Lanning, Rebecca. “Adoption is an Option for Pregnant Teenagers. Teenage Pregnancy. EWd. Auriana Ojeda, San Diego : Greenhouse Press, 2003. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (1997). What ever happened to Childhood? The Problem of Teen Pregnancy in the United States. Washington D.C. : Author. Willke, J.C. “Adoption. Ed. Mary Williams. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. From “Benefits of Adoption.” Life Issues Connector, 12 (Oct. 2013) Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. Orr, Becky. “Pregnant too Soon.” Wyoming Tribune- Eagle [Cheyenne, WY] 15 June 2008. Opposing Viewpoints in Context Web. 5 Nov. 2013.
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