Adoption At Any Age: 4 Things to Know about Adoption
By Katy Reagan
An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can leave you frightened and unsure of what to do. We know you want what’s best for the baby, but knowing what that is can be difficult. Pregnancy is physically and emotionally demanding whether you are in your teens, twenties, thirties, forties, or older. Adoption may be the best option if you are unsure whether you want or are capable of raising a child. When you choose to adopt a child, they are placed in a loving, supportive home of your choosing. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can help you make the best choice for you and your child.
1. Adoption agencies near me in Oklahoma
Adoption is a difficult decision, but our Oklahoma adoption agencies are here to help. Private adoption takes place when a birth parent voluntarily gives their baby up for adoption. You have the authority to make decisions that are best for your child.
The first step is to look for adoption agencies in my area. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a licensed adoption agency. Our adoption specialist can help you regardless of where you are in the state. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and we will never pass judgment on you or your decisions. We are only here to assist you in making decisions and to advocate for you.
Adoption agencies like ours will be with you every step of the way. Our adoption specialist can help you find medical care, a place to live, professional counseling, and financial aid. You are not alone, and you will not be during or after the adoption process.
2. Adoption services help birth mothers create an adoption plan
Are you unsure of how to place a baby for adoption? Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will work with you to create the best adoption plan possible for you and the baby. Your Birth Parent Counselor will meet with you to discuss your situation further. They will provide you with all of the necessary paperwork outlining your adoption and financial budget.
You can choose from profiles of adoptive families. Once you’ve found the family you believe will be the best fit for the baby, you’ll be matched. From this point forward, they will assist you with the pregnancy and adoption process. If you are in need, you will be given both financial assistance and a place to live. You have complete control over how open you want to be with your family. If you want, you can meet with the family and communicate with them throughout your pregnancy.
When your due date comes, you will already have a birth hospital plan in place. This will outline the decisions you’ve made regarding your birth and afterlife. You can choose who will accompany you to the hospital and who will have access to the baby. Your Birth Parent Counselor will advocate for you and your adoption plan. When you give your final approval, the baby will be released from the hospital to the family you’ve chosen.
3. You have the right to be involved in the Oklahoma adoption process at any age
We want what is best for you, and no one knows better than you. You make the decisions about yourself and the baby, and we make sure the process goes as planned. As the birth parent, you have the right to be involved in every step of the adoption process. It is our responsibility to ensure that you are happy with your decision.
When you find a prospective adoptive family, you can choose whether you want an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. An open adoption allows you, the adoptive family, and the child to communicate freely. You can stay involved in your child’s life without the responsibility of parenthood. Through our communication channel ChildConnect, a semi-open adoption, allows for indirect communication. This line is confidential, but it allows you to communicate with the family. There is no communication with the adoptive family or your child in a closed adoption.
All of these are options that we will assist you in pursuing without judgment. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will fight for you and your decisions.
4. Resources are available for you during and after the adoption
We understand that the physical and emotional impact of this process do not end when you leave the hospital. We promise you from the start that you are not alone, and that promise does not change after birth. Your Birth Parent Counselor and our agency will continue to love, care for, and support you. We provide unlimited free counseling sessions to help you heal.
Pregnancy can be frightening and overwhelming at any age. You are not alone if you are pregnant and considering adoption.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. 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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