In Your Corner: What You Need to Know about Your Adoption Caseworker
The Adoption Process is Emotional
So, you have finally decided that placing your baby for adoption is the best choice for your situation. Perhaps it feels as if a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders – you finally can start forming a plan for the future. On the other hand, maybe you might feel as if that pressure has increased – the choices you make are going to impact your baby’s future forever.
Regardless of what emotions are going through your head right now, you will need a support system as you begin your adoption journey. Now, your family may be supportive of your decision, but they may not know much about adoption. Therefore, when you place your baby for adoption with the help of an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, you will be paired with an adoption caseworker.
The Adoption Process: The Importance of an Adoption Caseworker
Your adoption caseworker will become part of your support system throughout the adoption process. He or she will explain the adoption process and answer any questions you have along the way. Additionally, they will work with you as you select an adoptive family for your baby, providing their professional guidance as you filter through a wide variety of families.
The most important thing you should know about your adoption caseworker is that he or she is in your corner. Your adoption caseworker will never judge you for your choices or your situation. They are here to support you and your baby. They will never suggest anything that isn’t in the best interest of your child.
Don’t be afraid to tell your caseworker about your feelings towards your adoption journey. If you are excited, tell them. If you are anxious, tell them. These adoption professionals are here for you. You are not the first birth mother they have worked with, and you won’t be the last. When you tell your caseworker about how you feel, it helps them better support you throughout the adoption process.
So, the next time you begin to feel overwhelmed as you progress through your adoption journey, take a deep breath and remember you are not alone. Your adoption caseworker and so many others are in your corner.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is in Your Corner
Are you a birth mother considering adoption? Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about the future of your unplanned pregnancy? Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here for you! We will never turn you down, regardless of your situation. Our staff is here to support you and will never judge your choices. We simply want what is best for you and your baby.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and 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.
Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-310-8790 | Email
Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore digital media major at North Greenville University. She loves writing and hopes to pursue a career in journalism or public relations after graduating.
An adoptee herself, Grace is passionate about writing for adoption. She especially loves hearing adoption stories and getting to know a variety of people.