At 15 I found myself pregnantHi , well coming from a 2 parent home with 6 sisters, at 15 I found myself pregnant. He was also 15 and had been in and out of jail since he was 10.
I knew what I was getting into and didn't care. By the time I was 19 I had 3 kids total with him and with our 3rd I was considering adoption and I just could not do it, just give my baby to someone I didn't know.
By 23 I found myself married, unhappy and PREGNANT AGAIN. So I made the choice to have an abortion at 18 weeks 3 days.
As I sat in the waiting room in this green gown watching other ladies come in and out I got scared, but I knew it was my only choice at the time. I lay there looking at the clock praying it would be over with and after 32 mins I was once again the mother of just 3.
I am 32 now divorced because the father went to prison for 17 years and a mother to 3 wonderful teens. Would I want this choice for them NO but I would never judge them for what they thought was best for them. I never felt bad for my choice but I did learn from it.
ABORTION,ADOPTION and PARENTHOOD are very powerful decisions you do what's best for you and only you. You're the only person that will have to deal with it just understand abortion or adoption are not/should not be used as a form of birthcontrol. Be wise about your emotions and feeling before you make a long term choice.
Editor's CommentYou have had a lot of challenges at a time in your teens when it must have been difficult to work out the consequences of the decisions you were making. I am glad that you are enjoying your children, and can look back on what happened to you and feel what you did was the best decision for you.
This story was sent in on 29/03/2013