Can I Choose an Open Adoption in Oklahoma?
By Ifrah Mohammed
You’ve just found out that you’re expecting a baby. But, this news might not always be good news for every mom. Instead of feeling happy, you’re feeling an entirely different flood of emotions. Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety, fear, helplessness, and even frustration and anger. It’s all overwhelming for you right now and perhaps even lonely.
Feeling this way is expected, so please don’t worry! There are many reasons behind these overwhelming emotions, such as already having many children and not being able to afford another one. Or being at a point in your life where you don’t want to raise a baby because it might mean starting from scratch. It can even mean that you simply don’t want to go through raising a child all over again. But, of course, there are many more reasons to consider putting your child up for adoption, and we understand!
Keeping all of this in mind, we know and understand that you, as a mom, want the absolute best for your baby, nothing less! You should know that adoption in Oklahoma is a viable option for you.
As Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are ready to help you! With over 20 years of expertise in assisting various birth mothers, we will assist you every step of the way. But first, let’s break down the different types of Oklahoma adoption options available to you.
Pregnant, Considering Adoption? What are Your options?
When pregnant and considering adoption in Oklahoma, there are primarily three options. These are commonly known as open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. Let’s discuss an open adoption first!
Open adoption allows ways of contact between the birth mother and adoptive parents. Whether it’s during the adoption process or after everything has been finalized. Both the birth mother and adoptive parents can choose to remain in contact if they wish. The level of communication entirely depends on your, the birth mother, and the adoptive parents’ comfort level! After the adoption, a decision can be made regarding the type and amount of contact.
Contact can look different for different families. For example, the adoptive parents can be involved as early in your pregnancy as possible, such as assisting with doctor visits and being there with you during labor and birth at the hospital. Post-placement of your baby, birth parents, may opt for regular email updates with pictures of the baby. This might even mean no contact between the birth mother and baby, only updates. Other families invite the birth mother into their life so that the birth mother is included just as much as the adoptive parents.
The second option available to birth mothers is known as a semi-open adoption. Like open adoption, you’ll have to make some choices regarding your little one. Such as choosing who will be lucky enough to become your baby’s adoptive parents. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma provides carefully selected profiles of deserving, loving, and caring adoptive parents waiting to welcome a little one like yours into their family. You can choose the perfect fit for your baby!
The main difference, though, is regarding contact. Contacting the adoptive parents and the level of communication depends on you, the birth mother, and the respective adoptive parents. It can look like staying in touch throughout the adoption process or not being in contact. All of this simply depends on the preferences of anonymity and comfort with being in touch with all of the parties involved.
However, it is crucial to note that regardless of the contact occurring during the adoption process for private adoption in Oklahoma, in a semi-open adoption, all communication is halted once your baby is finally placed with their adoptive parents.
The last option available to you as a birth mother is a closed adoption. It sounds as you might be thinking of it as. In a closed adoption, the birth mother and adoptive parents exchange no contact. They also never meet in this type of adoption. Instead, the birth mother leaves her child with an adoption center and is not eligible to receive any kind of information regarding the adoption of her baby. The court then seals records, and the adopted baby does not accept any information regarding the birth mom.
So, to answer your question, “can I choose an open adoption in Oklahoma?” You absolutely can, significantly because attitudes regarding adoption and the adoption process have evolved in recent years. You have a variety of options available to you. So make the decision you are most comfortable with. And, of course, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will be there to guide you every step of the way!
Giving Baby Up for Adoption
All mothers like you want what is best for their babies. That can mean a closed adoption or an open one. Either way, we recommend you quit all feelings of inadequacy and guilt. As a birth mother, you immediately want the best for your baby. The only difference is that your “best” may not be conventional. The “best” you can do for your baby is to provide them with a caring and loving family that can sufficiently provide for them and gives them the love they deserve. So, by giving your baby up for adoption, you ARE doing the best for your baby! And we will be here for you every step of the way.
So if you’re looking for adoption agencies in Oklahoma or even adoption agencies in Tulsa, we are here for you, mama! Get in touch with us today, and let’s get started on your beautiful adoption journey!
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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