Pregnancy is not an easy experience. It is a long process. One that is hard on your body, both physically and mentally. Having a child can change so many aspects of your life. Your financial situation may change, your future plans may be placed on hold, and your relationships may take a turn. All of these can be scary, and it may seem like there is no good that can come out of an unplanned pregnancy. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel – Adoption Choices of Oklahoma wants to help.
Even though life feels like it’s spiraling out of control, you have several different options for what you can do with this pregnancy. One of them is placing your baby for adoption. We understand that choosing adoption can be a difficult choice, but we believe it can benefit you and your child in the long run. When you create your adoption plan with our agency, there is no need to feel guilt or shame. Our staff promises to ensure you with the most nonjudgmental, positive experience possible.
To begin, we’d like to share some ways that adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother.
Adoption Positively impacts the Life of Your Child
When you begin your adoption journey, it’s natural to feel anxious about what the future holds for your baby. You will, no doubt, have many questions. What will my baby be like when he or she grows up? Will they think of me or resent me for my decision? Depending on the type of adoption you choose, you can potentially answer these questions as you watch your child grow up.
The important thing to recognize is that adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother by giving your child his or her best chance at life. By placing them into the hands of prospective adoptive parents who will love them. Another benefit of your adoption journey is that you get control over who those adoptive parents will be. Whether the adoptive parents are single, married or same sex, you select who will raise your child and love him or her unconditionally. Your adoption professional at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma provides you with profile books and helps you find the best fit for you and your baby. In the end, this positively impacts all parties involved.
Adoption Positively impacts Your Financial Side
As hard as it is to talk about, raising a child is costly. You may not be in a place, financially, where you can take on extra costs. This is yet another way that adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will gladly help guide you through the financial side of your pregnancy. There is no shame in recognizing the tight financial situation you are in and taking steps to do what is best for you and your baby – like choosing adoption.
Placing your baby for adoption grants you comfort and peace of mind, knowing that another family who is financially stable can provide a wonderful life for your baby.
Adoption Positively impacts Your Future Plans
An unplanned pregnancy can change the plans that were set in motion for the future. Whether you are in high school preparing to go to college or in your thirties establishing your career, pregnancy can happen anytime and can change the course of your life. If you are not ready for parenthood, your life goals do not need to be compromised.
Adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother in that it allows you the chance to still pursue the plans that you’ve established for yourself. All your dreams regarding education, career, relationships and living situations. Any travel plans. While you are pregnant, of course, your plans may need to be temporarily placed on hold. Yet, they do not need to change forever.
Adoption Positively impacts You as a Birth Mother
As an expectant mother, choosing to place your child with another family is one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever have to make. It takes an enormous amount of courage, sacrifice and selflessness.
However, adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother because you are placing the needs of your baby above your own. You are also blessing prospective adoptive parents with a child they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have. You are actively admitting that you are not in a position to parent your baby and are choosing to give him or her best chance at life while making another family’s dreams come true. As a result, your loving and willing decision benefits all parties involved.
Adoption’s Positive Impact Overall
As with any big life decision, adoption has a large impact. This process will not be an easy one. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma wants to encourage you during this process by showing you the positive outcomes of choosing adoption. This is not to say that there won’t be challenges and difficult times throughout your adoption journey. However, we believe that the way adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother makes everything worth it in the end.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
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. You may visit our website here or call 405-794-7500 (Oklahoma City) or 918-982-6220 (Tulsa).
Support Adoption Choices
Adoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.
However, we can’t do it alone. Please read up on our programs and donate money where you are able. Your donation will make a huge impact.
About the Author
Jadzia Miller is currently in the final stretches of pursuing an English degree at Colorado Christian University. She has lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for the 22 years she has been on this earth, and loves exploring the beauty that is constantly surrounding her.
She aspires to pursue a career in publishing or library science; either way, Jadzia wants to be encompassed by books and stories. Living near Denver, she is surrounded by artistic pursuits and wants to continue exploring these as often as possible. Jadzia has a passion for encouraging people to read and finding joy in reading books.
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