I was 14 when I had my son

He is now almost 2 and it has been hard for me to be a teen mum but it is the best thing I have ever done.

I wanted to give him up for adoption but I could not bring myself to do that.

I knew that I would be a good parent but I also knew that he was better off with me.

Editor's comment

It was very brave of you to continue with your pregnancy at 14, and it sounds as though you have been a good mum and found it rewarding. Adoption can be a positive option for some people if they are unable to care for their baby, but as you say it is hard when it comes to releasing your baby to a new family. Sometimes it helps to talk these options through with an advisor - free and confidential adoption advice is available at a centre near you.

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