We all value the freedom to make our own choices in life, because we are all different and all have different needs.
Your circumstances may be very challenging… and it can be hard to make an appropriate choice when you are overwhelmed.
Our message to you is that an appropriate choice values both lives. We see that both you and your new baby are incredibly valuable. You do not have to compromise with your choice. You can find a win-win solution for both you and your baby. It might take some courage and extra support, but an appropriate choice is entirely possible – and there is great hope for you both.
This may look different from what you imagined, but sometimes life's challenges can create opportunities to transform your life for the better.
After about six months of going out, we had sex, we were 16. I couldn't believe I'd done it. I was the last person that anyone would think would have sex, it went against all of my morals and personality. I was always known as a 'good girl'.
Raewyn's Story - Teenage pregnancy
At only seventeen I found out that I was pregnant. I had left school and had a job looking forward to an overseas holiday. Instead I felt like the bottom fell out of my world.
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