EITHER PARENT OR ABORT!
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR CHILD TO ADOPTION!
Also DO NOT contact anyone on here who's saying "mail mail me, I'll snatch your baby away from you"
Adoption or Parenting Not Always the Best Choice
Abortion is a simple medical procedure which ends a pregnancy
It is entirely possible to have an abortion and not feel guilt because you knew it was the right thing to do: http://www.imnotsorry.net/http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/03/breaking-silence-on-living-pro-lifers.html
Abortion: There is a Consensus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSQiazUvgo
Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Considering Adoption
adoption_facts/wish.html (close gap in URL)
What you should KNOW if you're considering adoption for your baby
Considering adoption? Don't feel you have any other options?
Myths told the unmarried mother
Unplanned Pregnancy without Crisis
Open adoption is almost never legally enforceable, and many parents have lost access to their children due to broken "open" adoption promises.
Quotes taken from Nancy Verrier's book, Coming Home to Self
For the adoptee every day is a challenge of trying to figure out how to be, although he probably doesn't understand the difficulty this presents for him. It has been true his whole life and, therefore, feels normal. However, it takes a great deal of energy and concentration. And it never feels quite right. He never quite fits. Therefore he feels as if /he/ is never quite right.
Abandonment and neglect are reported to be the two most devastating experiences that children endure - even more devastating then sexual or physical abuse. That's why some neglected children do naughty things to get attention. Even though the attention is hurtful - being yelled at, hit, or otherwise harmed - it is better than neglect. /Anything/ is better than abandonment. Abandonment is a child's greatest fear. For adoptees, it is also reality, embedded in their implicit and unintegrated memory.
It is sometimes difficult to spot grief in children. After all, it isn't as if the child sits in a puddle of tears his entire childhood. As one adoptee said, "Of course I played, laughed, sang. Do people think that if you're not sitting in a corner with your head on your knees, you are not sad? I had happy times, but the sadness was always there, even when I was having fun."
_____Links supporting families to stay together_____
Single Mom @ http://www.singlemom.com/
Mentor Moms/MOPS/Teen MOPS (support!) @ http://www.mops.org/
Angel Food (food assistance) @ http://www.angelfoodministries.com/
Feeding America (food assistance) @ http://www.feedingamerica.org/
Co-Abode (housing assistance) @ http://www.coabode.com/
Safe Families (for emergency/crisis care) @ http://www.safe-families.org/
Teens @ http://www.teenbreaks.com/pregnancy/pregnancyhome.cfm
Adoption Crossroads® and Adoption Healing @ http://www.adoptioncrossroads.org
Adopted Child Syndrome @ http://www.amfor.net/acs
Origins-USA @ http://www.origins-usa.org
United Family Services @ http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/
Family Assistance Foundation @ http://www.familyassistancefoundation.com/
Safelink Wireless @ http://www.safelinkwireless.com/
Finally, I suggest you take notice of the fact that adoption does NOT "save" kids: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080229225608AA9mqS9http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/2010-12-22/lubbock-man-arrested-sexually-assaulting-adoptive-daughters
Nor that APs will necessarily care for you like they pretend: