‘Birth Mommy’: One Teen’s Response to an Unplanned Pregnancy

By The Stream Published on April 10, 2018

When Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant at the age of 18, she thought her life was over. Though at first she wasn’t sure what she was going to do, she knew abortion wasn’t an option. Then, she thought of her adopted sister.

Clemente decided to pursue an open adoption and is now a proud “birth mommy.”

Though she tells The Daily Signal being a birth mommy has its difficulties, Clemente knows she made the right choice. “When I see my birth son,” she says, “he is all smiles, so happy to see me. We hug and we have a blast together, and then it’s time to go back to mom.”

“You would think that it’d be this emotional thing where I’m so upset that my birth son is going back with his adoptive parents. It’s not,” Clement says. “I get to be birth mommy, and that’s OK with me.”

Watch the video, produced by The Daily Signal, to hear her full story.

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