I totally agree with counseling but if she still really wants to keep the baby please don’t to pressure her to give it up. That is an extremely difficult, personal discision -something her and father would have to make together. I am an adopted child, and very thankful to my bio mom for that (never met) but I hope she wasn’t forced.
My bestfriend got pregnant at 16 (she was 17 by the time she had the baby). I just watched that beautiful girl graduate highschool last June. My friend married the dad and they have three children together. Sadly her daughter also got pregnant right before her senior year despite my friend and her husband doing everything possible not to have her repeat the choice they made.
My friend was devastated. The girl was an excellant student, talented dancer (ballet, tap, lyrical, irish, etc…) had plans for college. Well baby girl was born last spring right before Easter. Teen still went to prom & graduated. Last month my husband I became the baby’s Godparents, even though mom is not Catholic the father of the baby is. The now 18 year old mom, works as a dance teacher and is going to college part-time. She’s a very good mom. Life goes on, the world doesn’t end, even though it feels like it will. I’m actually babysitting tomorrow while she and the father go to his Homecoming Dance -he’s a year younger.
God brings beauty out of tragedy. I can’t imagine this baby not being here. I am an unplanned child, my husband is an unplanned child, bestfriend’s mom was also a teen when she had her -so great grandma is in her 50’s :o .
I know you are heartbroken and shattered by this news. Nothing can be done to change the choice your child made. So you deal with what is, not what you wished it could be. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.