So, I had my son super young. I got preggo at 14 and had him at 15. I love my son dearly, and I wouldn't trade this life for anything in the world, but knowing what I know now I would have given adoption a better chance. Although his life hasn't been a shitty one by any means, I wouldn't have been able to do any of it without the help of my dad, some great people at the daycare he went to, and really close friends. And I know that if he had been adopted that he would have had a much more normal and stable life from the start.
I dont regret my decision, but if I could go back in time and do it differently I would have considered it.
I don't. I was 18 when I got pregnant, and 19 when I had her. I was living with DH (who was at the time DF), we made ends meet, and we were both very ready for a baby. We're married now, it's ben 7 years since DH and I got together, 6 years since I had DD, and I'm due in two weeks with baby #2. For me, even though I was a teen mom, I was ready and had a great situation. I know this is not the norm for many teen moms. Dh was, at the time we got together and I got pregnant, 21.