A 21-year-old college student selected an open adoption after discovering her unplanned pregnancy because she did not feel she was emotionally or financially ready to become a parent. She was not sure who the father of the baby was and it was her goal to get a degree and get married before becoming a parent.
A 23 year old grad student, discovered she was pregnant when she was 6 months along. She had no previous signs of the pregnancy and the news was a major shock. She met the father of her baby at a campus party and their relationship was casual. She felt sure that adoption was the best decision as financially she was in debt with grad school loan and emotionally she was not prepared to be a parent. She struggled through her final semester of grad school and placed the baby into closed adoption one week after graduation. Her only request was that the baby be placed with a couple who were infertile.