Does a 14-year-old mother have to give her baby up for adoption?

No , the girl would not have to give up her baby however if social services see that you are struggling or your mother or father say they wouldn't help you then however they might take the baby from you. But other then that it's the mothers choice. If you do want to give the baby up for adoption oyu will also need the fathers approval.


Finally if you are pregnant, the answer to your question is no. No, no one will make you give up your child for adoption, unless there is reasonable cause to think that you cannot take care of the child. At 14, you will be unable to get your own apartment or get a job or even drop out of school. You need your high school diploma or GED to be able to get that good job and you will need immense support and help from a parent to support you and the father and the baby or just you and the baby. No, you don't have to give up your baby for adoption, but please consider what is the best option for your child.

You can go to this website and find a housing for you and you baby in the

state you live in if you feel staying in your own home might be unsafe.

and if you do want to consider adoption, this place can give you a place to live.

Good luck.