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Birth Mother Resources

Adoption Services
At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are here to support you as you create an adoption plan. We provide a no pressure environment and will discuss your options of parenting versus adoption. Should you choose adoption, you will be assigned a Birth Parent Counselor to walk with you through the pregnancy, birth, and placement.

Birth Parent Counselors are highly trained and specialize in meeting your specific needs. Every individual is treated with respect. You will not be alone in your decision.

All services are provided at no cost to you the birth parent. Some of the additional services we provide include:

  1. Counseling for you and your extended family before and after birth.
  2. Court-approved living expenses.
  3. Your choice of doctors.
  4. Assistance with housing.
  5. Your choices of adoptive families.
  6. A customized adoption. You can specify how open or closed you   would like for the adoption to be.
  7. Facilitation of contact with adoptive family.
  8. Independent birth parent attorney.
  9. Referrals to social services.
  10. Help with educational and vocational goals.
  11. Adoption planning and hospital visitation.
  12. Peer support groups (post-adoption).
  13. Post-adoption counseling.

Contact us today. We are available by phone at 800-898-6028 or by text at 405-201-6643 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email us.

Helpful Links

Books About Adoption
www.tapestrybooks.com

National Domestic Abuse Hotline
www.thehotline.org

National Planned Parenthood Website
www.plannedparenthood.org

National Council for Adoption
www.adoptioncouncil.org

OKDHS Live!
www.okdhslive.org

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

211 Oklahoma
www.211oklahoma.org

YWCA Oklahoma City
www.ywcaokc.org

The Bethel Foundation
www.bethelfoundationusa.com

Adoption: Share the Love
www.facebook.com/adoptionsharethelove

National Sexual Abuse Resource Center
www.nsvrc.org

United States Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov

On Your Feet Foundation (Birth Mom Support)
www.oyff.org

Medicaid: How to Qualify and Apply for Medicaid 
www.affordablehealthinsurance.com/medicaid/

Adoptive Parent Resources

Helpful Links

Adoptive Families Circle (magazine)
www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com

Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
www.adoptionart.org

Books on Adoption
www.tapestrybooks.com

ChildConnect
A website that helps Adoptive Parents to communicate with birth parents
www.childconnect.com

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

My Adoption Advisor
Adoption training, profile & website design, and online advertising
www.myadoptionadvisor.com

Adoption U
Adoptive Parent training
www.adoptiveparenttraining.com

National Council for Adoption
www.adoptioncouncil.org

Virginia L. Frank- Adoption & Surrogacy Attorney
www.virginiafrank.com

Reading List
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber and Phyllis Sppedlin

Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption by Scott Simon

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends by Elisabeth O’Toole

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole by Lori Holden and Crystal Hass

The Open Adoption Experience – A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families by Lois Ruskai Melina

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David R. Cross and Wendy L. Sunshine

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina P. Bryson

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits by Myra Alperson

The Complete Book of International Adoption by Dawn Davenport

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting by Noel Janis-Norton

Adopting After Infertility by Patricia Irwin Johnston

The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier

Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline

Are Those Kids Yours? By Cheri Register

The 125 Most Asked Questions About Adoption (and the answers) by Paul Baldwin 

Growing Up Again by Jean Clarke

The Brotherhood of Joseph by Brooks Hansen

From Ashes to Africa by Josh and Amy Bottomly

Black Baby, White Hands by Jaiya John

There is No Me Without You by Melissa Faye Green

Family Wanted: Stories of Adoption by Sara Holloway

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Sherrie Eldridge

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? by Donna Jackson

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child by Barbara Mathias

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla by Marguerite Wright

*Families Like Mine by Abigail Garner

*Gay Dads-A Celebration of Fatherhood by David Strah

*Adoption By Lesbians and Gay Men by David Brodzinsky

*The Kid-What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided To Go Get Pregnant by Dan Savage

    *Denotes a book specific to homosexual couples and adoption.

Grants & Loans

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Provides grants assistance and general education
www.davethomasfoundation.org

Gift of Adoption Fund
Provides Grant Assistance
www.giftofadoption.org

National Adoption Foundation
Provides grants and loans
www.fundyouradoption.org

National Endowment for Financial Education
Provides information on how to make adoption affordable
www.financialworkshopkits.org

North American Council of Adoptable Children
Provides information on financial resources
www.naca.org

Resources4Adoption
Provides information on financial resources
www.resources4adoption.com

USA Government
Provides information on financial resources
www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Benefits.shtml

World Association of Children and Parents (WACAP)
Provides information on financial resources
www.wacap.org

Second Placement Adoption Requests

Wasatch International Adoptions (Second Placement Adoption)
801-334-8683
info@wiaa.org
wiaa.org

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