Teen Mothers and Adoption

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    After reading the train wreck that is the Bristol Palin thread and her being a spokesperson for teen motherhood, it made me wonder......

    Wouldn't it have been better if they chose a teen that gave her baby up for adoption?

    Now I know Bristol Palin has a lot of family support and money to help her care for her child, but most teens don't.

    So.........................

    Seems to me a girl who is in her teens and not ready to take up the responsibility of teen motherhood and doesn't want to abort her baby would consider giving up her baby for adoption.

    There are many families out there waiting to be parents. I know first hand, my brother and his wife adopted 2 children because my SIL had Lupus and couldn't have children. One of my best friends adopted a boy a few years ago and has been on the waiting list for another child.

    What do you think?
     
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    It's not a one off. The Candie Foundation does a lot of campaigns surrounding teen mothers. Why does everyone think this is an 'either/or' situation? It's not. Maybe they should do a campaign focusing on adoption. But that does not negate the validity of having Bristol Palin emphasis that it's not a smart move to have a child when you're still a child yourself.

    Maybe our celebrity culture should stop glamorizing single parenthood and maybe celebrities should stop using their kids as fashion accessories?
     
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    Yet The Candie Foundation is using a "celebrity" as their spokesperson.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm........................
     
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    I have two adopted brothers, one of their biological mother's was a teen. The other a cheating wife.

    And as for the ad, I think the Mtv show does more to show what it is really like , than Bristol does. I have seen an episode where the girl gave up the baby. We also need to stop depending on girls like Bristol Palin to help us get through to our daughters. She is a terrible example, and we should be the ones talk to our children about all that, not some girl who is making a big pay check off of having a famous mother.
     
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    i think it is a total clusterfuck to have a person like bristol palin as a spokesperson for a cause like this. it is counterproductive, it is expensive, it is moronic, but they can turn it around now.

    by distancing themselves, apologizing for thinking that raising awareness by choosing and exorbitantly paying a celebutart as a spokesfreak was a good idea, and moving on.

    using the awareness raised by now switching to real persons, who struggle and made it.
    to persons who struggled and did not make it and decided to give the child up for adoption, like you said.
    by telling the story of real persons who failed and died, etc.
     
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    The thing is, Bristol's story doesn't say that. She is a terrible example.
    She is making large amounts of money and going on DWTS. In reality that isn't how it is for teen mothers. Her story says, if you are a teen mom, you can still become a celebrity, when we all know that is not going to happen.
     
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    it is also generally a good idea to ignore input by kim kardashian style posters.
     
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    Rich girl hater. :eusa_whistle:
     
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