MTV Tackles the Adoption Option

July 29, 2009

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy means having to make some tough choices. Become a teen parent or have an abortion? But what about the other option? Adoption.

Recently MTV’s 16 and Pregnant featured Catelynn and Tyler, a teen couple who chose to put their daughter Carly up for adoption. If you saw the show, then you know there were a lot of tears, disagreements with their parents, nine long months of pregnancy and, finally, labor. In the end, Catelynn had this to say about choosing adoption:

“Giving my child up for adoption was the hardest thing I’ll have to do in my life…. I just did what my heart told me to do. I think that Carly’s gonna one day come to me and Tyler and tell us, ‘thank you.’ I’m at peace with my decision.”

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For teens who aren’t ready or able to be parents, adoption can be the most loving thing to choose.

Check out this Sex, Etc. story about another teen who chose adoption.

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