Acceptance into MIT means everything to Kansas Jones, a straight-A student, class president, top female swimmer on the varsity team, and member of the local teen robotics club. Her high school résumé is immaculate. Getting pregnant at eighteen is unthinkable.

Then the unthinkable happens.

Twelve weeks seems like plenty of time to take care of the situation. She knows what to do. It’s just that she has to take SATs first… and study for finals for the grading period… and prepare for her local MIT interview. Her Early Action college application is due. The team is pushing hard to finish their robot in time for the R2-RoboCon competition in December. An abortion requires money and time to plan, and she doesn’t have either.

When a close family member loses a child, Kansas sees how she could fix everything, but it might cost her MIT and all her dreams for the future. Is she willing to carry this unwanted pregnancy to term? Will she be able to give the baby away?

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"Wow! I love how you tackle really difficult subjects with grace and compassion. Once again, your characters are flawless." - Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"The author explores the twists and turns of one’s life with sensitivity and compassion...  This page-turner does not disappoint." Keep Calm, Goodreads

"Highly recommended for readers of Young Adult fiction! This will be in my top ten books of 2016!" Shannon Springer, Goodreads

"It's a short, sweet read about family, learning, and growing into an adult, and maybe a little romance if you're into that. I'd recommend." Rhea Reads

"Khristina Chess has written a brilliant novel about teen pregnancy." BethLee, Goodreads

"The book is full of spirit and energy. Very few books have gripped me this well in ages. All the geeky people will love this." Victor Oh, Goodreads

Overall, it was an emotionally intense but thought-provoking read. Olivia Farr, Goodreads

The Future Unborn
By Khristina Chess
 Named runner-up in the  2017 RONE Awards .

Named runner-up in the 2017 RONE Awards.