5 Common Questions About Oklahoma Adoption Plans
Choosing adoption is a selfless and beautiful choice for a child, but it does come at the cost of both stress and time spent planning. Of course, before a child is put up for adoption, there are many factors that must be considered. To alleviate some of this stress, as a birth mother you can work with your assigned adoption specialist to form your Oklahoma adoption plans that work for you. When done well, an adoption plan will not only guide you through your private adoption journey in Oklahoma but also help build your confidence about the adoption process as a whole, at a time where so much seems up in the air, having an adoption plan to ground you and push you through your adoption journey is an invaluable asset.
Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we want to see you and your child succeed. Our job is to provide birth mothers with expert, quality service so that they can feel safe and secure throughout their adoption journey. We understand how difficult of a time this may be for you, which is why compassion and a readiness to listen are always our first tools when working with you. So continue reading to have one or more of your questions about adoption plans answered.
1: So Where Do I Start?
Choosing adoption can be a difficult decision in itself, but after that decision has been made, then you’re already on your way because the first step is always the hardest. When undergoing your adoption journey, the first thing you should do is do some of your own research. Look into adoption types, testimonies from adopted children, and the adoption agencies near you. Most importantly, ask yourself what a successful adoption looks like to you. Having some general information before meeting with any adoption agencies can be a great way for you and your adoption specialist to hit the ground running.
2: Is There A Cost Involved?
This is a quick and resounding no. When a birth mother decides to place her child up for adoption, there is no expense associated with it. As a matter of fact, reputable adoption agencies often provide a series of services that can assist you financially in this trying time. Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we offer financial assistance medical assistance and can even provide you with a safe place to sleep.
3: Do I Need The Birth Father’s Consent?
This is a commonly asked question given the fact that circumstances between the birth mother and birth father can often be strained, especially during an unplanned pregnancy. The specific circumstances surrounding your relationship with the birth father should be discussed with your adoption specialist. In Oklahoma, birth fathers have specific rights, but these can be discussed further with your adoption specialist.
4: Can I Have a Relationship With My Child?
This is another completely valid question that many birth mothers have at some point throughout their adoption journey. The answer is varied because of the different types of adoption. The degree to which a birth mother is allowed to interact with their child depends on the type of adoption and the type of communication established with the adoptive parents prior to placement. Open adoptions allow the most communication between birth mothers and their children, semi-open adoptions allow limited connection, often in the form of updates, and closed adoptions have no communication. This is why doing research prior to meeting with an adoption specialist is essential. Doing so will allow your specialist to consider your concerns before beginning the adoption process.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
The adoption process may seem complicated, but when you work with our seasoned adoption specialists, you’ll find that it’s not as bad as it may seem. Many birth mothers have chosen adoption and given their children a great chance at life, so there’s no reason you can’t too. Our counselors will take each and every one of your concerns into account while making your Oklahoma adoption plans, and they will then ensure that each part works for you along the way. While adoption can be a scary prospect, it is much easier when you work with a team of experienced professionals. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are ready to answer any and all of your adoption questions. Our specialists can provide you with the comfort you need and direct you to resources you may need as well.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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