Teen Pregnancy at 15 and Choosing Adoption in Florida

June 18, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Teen Pregnancy at 15 and Choosing Adoption in Florida

What is the first thing you think of when you hear about teen pregnancy in Florida? You might think that adoption pairs well with teens who have unplanned pregnancies. With adoption becoming more popular, you would think that would be the case. The truth, though, is different from what the movies have portrayed. 

No, seriously! There aren’t a million teenagers jumping onto adoption as their first choice. Maybe you already know that. Maybe you are a teenager and are wondering what you can do and what you should do. Truthfully, uninformed teenagers, stigmas, and stereotypes shape how the world works, making teen pregnancy in Florida harder. 

What does it look like to be 15 and facing an unplanned pregnancy? 

Understanding Your Teen Pregnancy Options 

This may come as a shock to many, but teenagers aren’t the normal birth mothers that come through our doors here at Adoption Choices of Florida. The normal birth mothers we see are over twenty. That isn’t to say that teenagers aren’t welcome to consider the Florida adoption process. It just seems to not be the normal thing. 

The media has played a nasty trick on everyone, stating that teenagers are the ones who consider adoption the most. That isn’t the case. Most women who become birth mothers are those who are already raising a child, in their early thirties, or have an established career already. The simple truth is, teenagers aren’t the norm. 

Teenagers have the same options as other birth mothers to be. They have the choice of adoption, abortion, or raising the child themselves. Most teenagers aren’t adoption-minded, though. Nothing is wrong with that, as, at 15, you might not be thinking about going through a pregnancy or what you can do if you do. It is terrifying to be where you are at, and that is okay. 

The most important step is to educate yourself on all your available choices to help you determine which is best for you. Yes, most teenagers are going to choose abortion, as studies show, and you know what? That is okay. Being pregnant is an enormous commitment, and at 15, you haven’t even fully developed your brain, let alone someone else’s brain. 

Adoption is a Choice 

The title says it all. Adoption is a choice, and it is a hard choice to make. An unwanted or unexpected pregnancy can easily be the most terrifying time in your life. There are so many worries and expectations on you that it can get overwhelming quickly. Just knowing your options can help, but we’ve made a list of things to consider before you make a choice. 

As any potential birth mother, you have choices, and you need to consider all of them. To help you out, here are some questions to ask yourself before you consider raising a child, adoption, or abortion. 

  • Can you raise this child without feeling a strain on your finances, mental health, and physical health? 
  • Will a baby impact your career, school, or current lifestyle negatively? 
  • Do you have a support system to help you with the child? 
  • Will the baby’s father be in the picture? 
  • Can you keep up with your medical care and the baby’s care? 
  • Are you against abortion because of religious or personal beliefs? 
  • Are you being pressured into one of the options, and it makes you uncomfortable? 
  • Have you read up on each of your options? 

If you have any more questions, you can reach out to Adoption Choices of Florida with them. Be that having something to do with adoption or just finding doctors and support groups. 

Remember, adoption is a choice. It is one of the hardest choices you can make, and it doesn’t come lightly. In fact, all three options are extremely difficult to do. No matter what, though, at the end of the day, what you choose is the right option for you. Yes, we would love it if you chose adoption, but we also know that adoption isn’t right for everyone. What matters is you. 

Teen Pregnancy in Florida and the Adoption Process

While teenagers aren’t the biggest demographic for adoption, it does happen. The media really wants to say that they are, but as we all know, the media lies. You have to make a choice and decide what is right for you. Are you a teenager and want to know more about your choices, or do you know someone who is? No matter what, you can reach out to us, and we can help you figure out what your options are and how we can help. 

If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678