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I just found out about the beautiful little parasite growing within me.
Sadly, I'm 17. I'm debating whether it not I should keep it or abort. I know it's awful, but I'm only 17. I can't provide for a baby. The father of my could be child is going to stick with me through it all no matter what I decide. But he's avid on keeping it. He's so sure that we can raise it and take good care of it. Our parents and family are offering their support but still... I don't know what kind of life my baby would be living. I know it's selfish, but there are parts of my life that I don't know that I want to put on hold. But at the same time I already love my baby, even if its just a few cells.
I need advice. From anyone. I'm so lost and I would appreciate anyone willing to help me. Maybe someone that experienced the same or a similar situation.
Chromeshark Chromeshark 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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Dear Friend,
It’s true you are very young to have a baby and your life will be changed forever, no matter will decision you’ll take.
If you keep it, your life will be hard, so hard that you can’t imagine it right now. But a baby is a lot of happiness as well, it’s a new life. He/She will depend on you for everything; you’ll be his/her guide. Nobody will ever love you as much as your son/daughter.
If you decide for the abortion, your life will be easier, but empty and you will regret this decision for the rest of your life. I am a mom of a 2 1/2 years old boy and 5 months pregnant of a second son.
My husband doesn’t care about us and he doesn’t love us. He’s too much focused on his own life.
My life is certainly not a dream story. But my son is my strength, my happiness; he’s the joy of my life.
Personally, I think you should consider the adoption. If I am not mistaken in the USA you can give in adoption your kid but at the same time you can keep in contact with him/her. Unfortunately I am from Europe, so I can’t really help you in finding all the useful information you need, but may be other moms will be.
Write me if you need any support.
A big hug.