I'd Just Turned 19....
I was starting my second year of college , my guy and I hadn't been together too long, and finding out I was pregnant was a punch in the gut. Yes I wanted a family, but I was not in a position to raise a child, and at the time, I didn't have the confidence to say, I'm going to have this baby and give it up for adoption - that was something I couldn't begin to say to my family - and I think his parents would've wanted the child - and that's not the same thing as agency adoption. I couldn't think of another option or a way out. At the time it was the right thing for me.
Did I struggle with the choice, not at the time, and even afterwards, it was still the right thing for me.
Do I regret it now? No, not at all. Sure, I wish I had never been confronted with such a choice, that I'd been more careful and guarded with my body and in insisting on protection, but I made the choice and I stand by that choice to this day.