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Getting Matched with an Adoptive Family

Getting Matched with an Adoptive Family

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. A hopeful image of who he or she could become. Through the years, though, this picture can sometimes shift as the child’s sense of self emerges and they express their own wants and desires. It is up to the parent, and...
Placing Your Baby for Adoption

Placing Your Baby for Adoption

You’re sitting in your bathroom, rocking yourself back and forth. You glance again at the pregnancy test. Maybe you saw it wrong the first time. Two pink lines still fall across the tiny digital screen. Swallowing hard, you continue to rock as you try to process the...
The Selfless Choice: Michelle Guykema

The Selfless Choice: Michelle Guykema

“A birth mother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”  ~ Skye Hardwick When it comes to making a plan for adoption, birth mothers face a lot of pushback. Stigmas surrounding their choice claim they are irresponsible or just looking to take the...
Welcome to the Team: Kenneal Patterson

Welcome to the Team: Kenneal Patterson

This month, we are excited and honored to welcome a new member to the Adoption Choices of Oklahoma team: Kenneal Patterson! She will be working as an Editorial Intern with us for the next six months. As a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston, Kenneal is...
Culture and the Adopted Child

Culture and the Adopted Child

Every adoptive parent has asked themselves how their son or daughter will feel with them. How they will adjust, what questions they will ask, if they will be happy and healthy. These are all natural thoughts, and healthy ones to have. Being aware of your child’s...
Joy Alongside Grief: Patty Roddy

Joy Alongside Grief: Patty Roddy

Despite the stress and numerous emotions that frequently accompany adoption, there are notable stories where everything runs smoothly. The application and paperwork, the home study, the matching process — it all seamlessly falls into place. Credit for such...
Same Sex Adoption: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Same Sex Adoption: Weighing the Pros and Cons

You’ve decided to adopt. That’s exciting news! A very important first step in your adoption journey, and to growing your family. You’ve no doubt started to research the available options, and get a bit more educated about the process itself, but you’re still wrestling...

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