When my daughter announced to us at the dinner table one evening that she was pregnant, my first reaction was - HOW? Not that I didn't think she would be sexually active, she was, after all 23, but in this time of STD's and AIDS, how dopey would you have to be to have unprotected sex??
Ok so she'd done the deed and it was up to us to be as supportive as we could be. She didn't want to carry on the relationship with the guy, so we told her that whatever decision she made we would stand by her.
She said there was no decision to make. Abortion was not an option. It wasn't the baby's fault.
We now have a 7 year old granddaughter, who lights our lives. My daughter met a guy when the baby was 3 months old, and has been with him ever since. They now are married and have another daughter who is 3.
I bless the day my daughter came to us with her problem.
The biological father was a wanker. I am happy to report, his genes were not passed on to his daughter, in whom he has shown no interest since the day he was informed of it's existance.