Does a pregnant teen need to choose adoption before contacting an adoption agency?

Elucidating adoption.

This is a clip from an episode of Life Report called “Local Experts Clarify Domestic and International Adoption.” In this episode I interviewed Stephanie Grant, Executive Director of Infant of Prague Adoption Services, and Laurel Boylan, Founder of God’s Waiting Children.

In this clip, I asked whether a pregnant teen needs to choose adoption before contacting an adoption agency.


Click the embedded video and it will start at the right place in the interview. This particular topic ends at 26:43.

If you don’t want to watch the 1-minute video, you can read the full transcript below.


anxietyJosh Brahm: If there’s a pregnant teen listening — or maybe if someone knows of a teen who is pregnant and maybe she’s not yet sure what she wants to do, maybe she’s thinking about adoption — although a lot of people don’t end up choosing adoption, sadly. And so, does that person need to basically decide “I’m definitely going to do adoption” before contacting an adoption agency, or what would you advise that girl to do?

Stephanie Grant: Absolutely not. She does not need to be sure. I think a lot of times people think that and so they don’t contact our agency. We work with women that are in crisis with an unexpected pregnancy. And so when they make a plan to parent, we connect them to resources. Pregnancy Care Center is a great resource we often connect our young moms to. And then, you know, we just help them figure out pros and cons, what’s parenting going to look like, what’s adoption going to look like — and help them make the best decision they can make and then just support them in that. So it’s not only about adoption, absolutely not.

Download Full Interview (MP3) | 00:28:00

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Special thanks to Kimberly Carmany for the transcription.

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