Everything you Need to Know about Adoption in Oklahoma
By Isabella Chichioco
Pregnancy is a different experience for any birth mother. While some people might be expecting this news and are eager to start a family, others might be completely nervous. Finding themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. It can be straightforward for the latter outcome to feel stressed, overwhelmed, and alone. At the Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we reassure you that these feelings of doubt are entirely normal and valid. We provide any resources and support you may need during this difficult and unplanned time. Whether you are putting your child up for adoption or are still considering it, we are here to help make this whole process easier!
Types of Adoption
When deciding if Oklahoma adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, it is essential to consider and understand the different types of adoption:
- Open adoption
- Closed adoption
- Semi-open adoption
No kind of adoption is better than the other. However, they are all good options that provide the birth mother with many possibilities. Ultimately, the type of adoption best suited for you all depends on the amount of openness you want with your child and the adoptive family before and after birth. If you prefer to communicate with your adoptive family and child regularly, open adoption is most likely the best way to go. In open adoptions, the birth mother and adoptive family exchange all contact information. For birth mothers who want to maintain a level of connection and intimacy after birth, open adoption gives you that type of relationship. For those who prefer privacy and no communication with the adoptive family, closed adoption offers just that! In closed adoptions, the birth mothers give their information to the adoption agency, which then works and talks to the adoptive family about the pregnancy and post-placement plans. Closed adoption gives birth mothers the opportunity for closure, which is harder to do in open adoptions. Lastly, semi-open adoption is a combination of open and closed adoption, where the birth mother is involved in some adoption processes. The birth mothers can choose from a variety of potential adoptive families. Once you choose an adoptive family it is up to both parties on how much they would like to communicate with each other.
Why People Choose Closed Adoption in Oklahoma
Many birth mothers decide on closed adoption as it allows them to maintain their privacy and receive closure. Especially when a pregnancy is unplanned, it can be challenging for birth mothers to keep open communication with their child. In these instances, a closed adoption can help you receive the closure you need in the adoption process. Eventually helping you emotionally and mentally.
Closed Adoption and Resources with the Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
Regardless of the type of adoption you ultimately decide to go with. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are committed to guiding you through the rest of your adoptive journey. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in adoption. Our staff commits 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. Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643 | Email