Is one of the main reasons that you are considering making an adoption plan for your unborn baby because you want to finish your education? Nowadays, finishing your education while you are parenting is not impossible or as difficult as it once was. I’m not saying that parenting while finishing school is ideal or even easy. Parenting is never easy even when you are totally prepared for it but parenting doesn’t mean that you still can’t follow your dreams and pursue your career goals. Difficult? Yes! Impossible? No.
In a recent post I wrote about a teen Mom who has successfully parented while completing her high school education instead of dropping out as many teen mothers do. More and more high schools and school districts are beginning to offer programs designed to assist teen mothers in parenting while finishing high school. And if there is no such program in your area or it doesn’t fit your needs, GED classes are always an option and many times they are offered in the evenings.
More and more colleges nowadays are offering day care to their students who are parenting. Sometimes the day care is free for students while other times there is a small fee. This allows mothers to pursue a college education while knowing their child is being properly cared for across campus.
My friend J parented had a baby and finished two years of college while parenting.
“It was not easy at all. The only time I could really concentrate and study was after my daughter was sleeping. Then I’d stay up studying past midnight only to be awakened by her around six in the morning and then I’d have to do it all over again that day. It was exhausting and many times I wondered if it was worth it. But now (5 years later) I have a great job and am able to provide more for my daughter than I would have had I not finished school.”
Again, finishing school while parenting isn’t ideal but it isn’t impossible today either.
Finishing your Education