Category: Family

Questions Facing Unwed Mothers: Birth, Adoption, and Maintenance

Finding herself pregnant, single, and homeless all in a short span of time, Amelia* was worried about the legal and financial uncertainties ahead of her. Should she abort her pregnancy? Can she give the child up for adoption? How will she afford to raise the child on her own? In this article, Stacey Lopez sheds light on the issues Amelia faces by spelling out the options unwed mothers have and the decisions they have to make.