Adoption in Oklahoma is Nothing to Fear
If you are looking into placing your baby up for adoption in Oklahoma, you might be hesitant about starting your adoption journey. However, the adoption process in Oklahoma is nothing to fear. First, you will want to do some of your research and gather information about the adoption process to ensure it is the right path. You will also want to find an adoption agency near you that you will want to work with. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a premier private adoption agency, and we help birth mothers across Oklahoma complete their adoption journey.
The Adoption Process in Oklahoma and what to Expect
When you work with us here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, the first thing we will do is set up a meeting with you. This meeting is an introductory meeting so we can get to know you and you can get to know us. We can conduct this meeting any way that you want and what makes you the most comfortable. We can have the meeting over the internet, at our offices, at your home or at a location of your choice. We will also let you know in this meeting that you will be the one in control of your Tulsa adoption plan. We will not take over and make any of the decisions for you. Instead, we will assign you an adoption specialist who will be with you every step of the way. Your adoption specialist is not going to take over and make any decisions either. Instead, they are there to provide you with the information that you will need to create your adoption plan and answer any questions you may have.
What Creating your Adoption Plan looks like
After the initial meeting, the creation of your adoption plan officially begins. When it comes to creating your adoption plan, you will get to create a plan that you think is best for both you and your child. Your adoption plan should also provide you with comfort and security and ensure that you made the right decision to go with the Oklahoma adoption process.
When creating your adoption plan, you will get to decide on what type of adoption you get to have. You get to choose from a closed adoption, semi-open adoption, and open adoption. One of the great things about this step is that whatever you decide on it is not set in stone. Say you decide to have a closed adoption to start with, then later down the road, you have a change of heart, and you want to have a semi-open adoption. You can make this change, you will just have to let your adoption specialist know, and they will provide you with what you need to make the change.
You will also get to decide on what kind of communication you will have with the adoptive family and your child post-placement. Again, this aspect is linked to what kind of adoption you have, so depending on what adoption you decide to have, that will dictate how much communication you have with the adoptive family and your child. For instance, if you have a closed adoption, you will have no communication. If you have a semi-open adoption, you will communicate with the adoptive family. For example, you guys could meet up monthly to check in or over email. With open adoption, you will have more opportunities in terms of communication with the adoptive family and your child. For example, you could have weekly check-ins, spend holidays altogether, and even have direct communication with your child when your child is of age.
Another step you will get to decide on, and one of the most important steps, is picking the adoptive family. Your adoption specialist will provide you with information and profiles of families on our waiting list for you to pick from. Now, if you do not find a family that you think matches your child in the profiles provided to you, you can ask your adoption specialist to see more profiles.
Adoption in Oklahoma is a Wonderful Process and Rewarding Experience
The adoption process in Oklahoma and adoption in the state overall is a wonderful experience and nothing to be afraid of. Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we hope you consider working with us because we will do our best to ensure you have a great adoption experience.
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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