My Daughter Wants to Give Her Baby Away - Should She Be Able to Give the Baby to Strangers?
My daughter is 15 years old and three months pregnant. From day one, she wouldn't hear of an abortion, (not that I wanted her to, but I would have supported that option). So I am supporting this pregnancy. She doesn't know who the dad is...it could be one of many, I'm afraid. And she has been in and out of trouble for the past year; running away, skipping school, fighting other girls, shop lifting, etc. You name it, she has done it - it's amazing to me that she hasn't been arrested yet. This baby to me is a bit of a Godsend if you can believe that, because it's stopped the running away and calmed her down a bit, and she's even been going to school a "little" more. My question is this: I told her that if she didn't want the baby that I would take it and raise it as my own, and she said no! I'd never give this baby to you! Now I have people saying to me that it isn't up to me who she gives the baby to, but this is my grandchild! I work hard for all my kids - they don't get given away!