Choosing Adoption AFTER the Baby is Born
Pregnancy, whether planned or not, is a commitment to change that affects every entity of your lifestyle. Your responsibility to your child begins the moment you unwrap the pregnancy test and watch as both lines appear to confirm what you thought all along – you ARE pregnant!
From this point on, you’re researching. What do I do!? This could include activities like: restricting all alcoholic beverages, nicotine and tobacco products, constantly chatting with friends, friends and helpful strangers on the internet, filtering out advice from the “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s,” going back and forth to doctor’s appointments — the list is endless.
Through your pregnancy, and up until you give birth, events can happen where you find yourself unable to take care of your child the way you dreamed you always would. If you find yourself in the situation of considering choosing adoption after the baby is born, take some much needed time for yourself by going for a walk or taking a nap. The decision to place your baby up for adoption may not be what you planned for originally, but the fact you’re aware and not blinded by the love you already have for your baby, proves you are dedicated to giving your child the best life possible. It is never too late to give your baby up for adoption and Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here to guide you through your options.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma are committed to informing you about all your options, not just through adoption. The process of adoption can be intimidating and our agency is dedicated to easing your fears by finding the best family for your child.
Our agency is delighted in assisting our residents of Oklahoma from all backgrounds, races, sexes, genders and families. From Ardmore to the Osage Reservation, we are for you and your family.
Choosing Adoption AFTER the Baby is Born
Choosing adoption after the baby is born is an influential decision that can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and grief-stricken. Whether your decision is based on the birth father’s lack of obligation to your child, you’re experiencing financial hardships, or maybe raising another child is just not an option at the moment, whatever it may be, choosing adoption for your baby can be a positive and tender experience.
Are there time and age restrictions for placing my baby up for adoption?
NO! Even if you decide months after the baby is born, you should not be discouraged if you’ve decided that adoption is the best choice for your child’s future. There is NO maximum age your child must be to give them up for adoption. In the state of Oklahoma, a child (someone under the 18) AND an adult with his/her consent or the consent of his/her guardian can be adopted.
Is it possible to begin the adoption process after I give birth at the hospital?
OF COURSE! Your adoption experience is the same as any other potential birth mother, with the exception that choosing your child’s adoptive parents may go a little faster. This decision for birth mothers, especially while still in the hospital, is not uncommon and our agency is fully equipped in supporting you through this courageous yet heavy decision.
Does Adoption Choices provide any sort of emotional support for birth mothers?
ABSOLUTELY! We offer free counseling for you and your extended family before and after birth, post-adoption support groups, and post-adoption counseling. We offer a range of services, not just through emotional support, that can be found here.
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.
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Meet the Author: Taylor Papadakis writes for organizations and movements she defines as incorruptible. Born in Texas and raised by wolves, she now resides in a town that refers to themselves as the Palm Springs of Washington. In 2019, Taylor graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Philosophy. Once the treasurer for CWU’s Environmental Club, she assisted in initiating the sustainability garden project and happily educated students, staff and faculty members about the benefits of switching to metal instead of plastic silverware in the dining halls.
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