Teen Pregnancy: November 19th is National Adoption Day
Most people are well aware that being a parent is not easy, however being a teenage parent can be twice as hard. The ability to finish school decreases, finances are strained and your body is changing rapidly.
16 and Pregnant along with Teen Moms give you an inside look at how hard it is being a teen parent. The reality of these reality shows is real! Most teens are not ready to be a mother, they are not mature enough to understand the responsibility nor are many financially ready.
This doesn't mean that you can't have a child, there are options. This is not a political article, nor is it judgmental, it is only to bring about the awareness of options for pregnant teens.
Adoption is not about giving your child away, it is about loving your child enough to know that you aren't able to give he/she the life another family could offer. With today's latest adoption services, there are many choices. Some include the teen being part of the child's life, as in an open adoption.
November 19th is National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day is a national day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. Since 2000, more than 35,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day.
On November 19, 2011, families, adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and volunteers will come together and celebrate adoption in communities large and small all across the nation.
The One Day Project was created by the National Adoption Day Coalition to share with the thousands of waiting children what this one day is like, and what it means to find their forever family. Watch this video to see how this one day has changed actor Willie Garson’s life, and the lives of thousands of children waiting in foster care.