Adoption Services in Oklahoma
By Kyla Helwig
Adoption isn’t something that women are supposed to navigate alone. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be curious about pursuing adoption. However, you may not know very much about it. Don’t worry–we’ve got you! Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is an agency that provides private adoption services in Oklahoma. Women seeking to give their baby up for adoption are the women that our agency is for. The great thing about partnering with our agency is that we offer many adoption services to assist you. Through these services, your adoption process will be made more accessible. We understand that you have a lot on your plate. So let us help you out and find your baby home. Here are all the adoption services our agency provides and how they can aid your adoption process.
Birth Mother Counselors
One of the most effective services, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, provides birth mother counseling. When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, your first step will be to contact our agency. Once you decide to pursue adoption, you will be matched with a birth mother counselor. These counselors guide birth mothers through the adoption process and assist them in decision-making. You will be working on something called an adoption plan throughout the adoption. This plan outlines all the decisions that you will have to make. Your counselor will talk you through the different types of adoption and present you with potential adoptive families. Additionally, your counselor can even be present with you at your child’s birth if you want. If you don’t have transportation, this counselor can take you to the store or doctor’s appointments.
Housing and Monetary Support
Many women facing an unplanned pregnancy are in need of safe housing or monetary support. Thankfully, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can provide these things for you. As you work with your birth mother counselor, you can present your needs to the agency. We will work as quickly as possible to get you the aid you need. It is important to remember that not every woman is eligible for these types of support. However, if you are in need, you will not be denied this service. Our agency desires all our birth mothers to have a safe place to stay while pregnant. We want to protect you from harm and keep you healthy. The support you receive can last until six weeks after you give birth. This gives you a chance to get back on your feet following the adoption.
Post-placement Birth Mother Counseling
After your child has been placed with their adoptive parents, you may struggle with some difficult emotions. It is essential for you to know that Adoption Choices of Oklahoma won’t let you deal with these independently. One of the services we provide is post-placement counseling for all birth mothers. This counseling can come in private therapy sessions or group therapy sessions. If our agency determines that you need more intensive care, we will refer you to another specialist. We hope that Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will become a type of home for you. We want our agency to be a safe place for birth mothers to find healing and community. Just know that we have your back and won’t leave you at rock bottom after the adoption process is over.
Choosing the Type of Adoption
One benefit of choosing Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is that birth mothers choose what type of adoption to pursue. Since we are a private adoption agency, we allow for more personalized care and attention. Depending on how much contact you want to maintain after birth, you can choose from three types of adoption. The first is an open adoption. In this type, you will be able to maintain communication with your child and visit them in person.
In a semi-open adoption, you will still communicate with your child. However, the communication will be primarily in-direct (email, phone call, etc.). In both of these types of adoption, you will also choose the adoptive parents. Your counselor will provide you with the profiles of a few agency-approved families. You will then decide which family you want your child to be placed in. The final type of adoption is a closed adoption. In this type, you won’t choose your child’s future family or communicate with them in the future.
Getting Started With Adoption
If you are interested in placing your child up for adoption, you are right. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is an agency that you can count on to have your back when it comes to Oklahoma adoption. All the various services we provide ensure a smooth adoption process. 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.