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Giving Your Baby up for Adoption: Unplanned Pregnancy in your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s

If you have been planning since you were a young girl. For instance, your school projects, essays, and assignment due dates were always written in your planner. It’s likely that you also had planned out your future. Maybe you wanted to complete your education by the time you were in your 20’s. You aspired to have a career by 30. And wanted to start traveling the world in your 40’s. But, for the first time in your life something big has occurred in an unplanned manner. You’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. And although pregnancies can happen at any age. When it especially occurs in your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. It can cause some major anxiety for the birth mom. Maybe you were not looking to raise a baby at any of these ages. If you’re thinking “well a baby was never part of the plan”. Luckily, at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, adoption is always an option! No matter at what age you may be experiencing this unplanned pregnancy. Our licensed professionals will always be able to assist you throughout your adoption journey. But what does an unplanned pregnancy even look and feel like or differ from each other at age 20, 30, and 40? If these are questions running through your mind, you can read through this article to find out more. 

Pregnant at 20: What to Expect When Giving Your Baby up for Adoption

For some women, when you’re in your 20’s it may feel like a very young age. It may be too young to be raising children. You probably want to focus on your education and your career. Children are probably the last thing on your mind. Maybe you’d like to make meaningful connections and get married. Maybe not at all. For other women, their family might already be complete, especially as they are near their 30’s. You might have already completed your higher education. You may have secured your dream career. You may have even found your soulmate and gotten married. 

But, in either of these situations, if you become unexpectedly pregnant, it may cause you to panic. Either you feel too young to have kids at this time in your life. Or, you may feel that this pregnancy will throw you completely off of the timeline that you may have set for yourself. What are your options in this situation? Well, adoption is a great option for women who may not want to terminate their pregnancy but also don’t want to keep the baby. And at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are experienced with assisting teen girls to women of all ages with their adoption journeys. 

Pregnant at 30: What are Your Pregnant Adoption Options?

At this age, you might not feel too young to have children. But, you may have heard the phrase, “you should have kids before your biological clock starts ticking.” Or something along the lines of this. What people mean by this is to pressure women to have babies before their fertility rate starts dropping. On average, this begins at about age 32. But, it’s important to remember that the rate of fertility and age varies for every woman. Either way, you shouldn’t feel pressured by this to start a family. If you don’t want kids, it’s an absolutely acceptable decision because it’s one that you have made for yourself. It’s also possible that you may have already completed your family. An unexpected pregnancy at this time might throw you and your family off of your set future plans. If this is the case, then an adoption plan for your baby is an amazing option. It is a great way for you to maintain your view of your 30’s, childfree. At the same time, an adoptive family will be able to complete their family by welcoming your baby, all thanks to you!

Pregnant at 40: Looking for Adoption Options?

If you’re thinking, “I’m way past the age to be pregnant.” “How is this even possible?” “I don’t need a kid right now.” You should know that all of these fears, questions, and thoughts are completely normal. Having a kid at this age may make you feel like you have to start all over again, which is something you might not want. It’s likely that you may already have the family you always wanted. Having one more kid is just not in the books for you. It can also mean that you never wanted to have kids. So why would you be at this age? This feeling is absolutely understandable. You shouldn’t have to start all over again in your 40’s especially if you don’t want to. Ultimately, having a kid or not having one is your decision to make. But, our adoption center can help you with an adoption plan. This would allow you to give your baby to a family who may be having trouble trying to have their own child. Or to a family that always wanted to adopt. Nevertheless, the joy you would be able to bring into the lives of families hoping to adopt is unmatchable!

Why Should I Consider an Oklahoma Adoption?

This is a great question! Adoption provides contentment for not only the adoptive parents. But, also for the birth moms who are aware that being a mom is currently not the right option for them. This is a decision that can be made at any point in your life. Or whenever you experience an unwanted pregnancy. The adoption process in Oklahoma is intended to be a smooth one for birth moms with our adoption center. We work each day with the attitude to provide our birth moms with the best adoption journey. Choosing our adoption agency will guarantee that you will find the best adoptive family for your baby.

Pregnant Adoption Options in Oklahoma

With over 20 years of experience, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is the best adoption agency for your unplanned pregnancy options. No matter your age, our compassionate adoption specialists will be able to assist you with an adoption plan that is tailored to all of your needs and requirements. At our adoption center, the birth mom will always remain our #1 priority. Our staff strives to provide you with an adoption process that entails the utmost care for you and your baby. If you’re looking for adoption agencies in Tulsa or Oklahoma City, then you can always come by our office at the respective locations. If you are searching for adoption in Oklahoma, we can either meet with you virtually. Or, we can come to meet you at your convenience. We’re ready to get started on your adoption journey. Give us a call with any questions you may have. Or, if you’re feeling ready, let’s dive right into your adoption process today!

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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Ifrah MohammedMeet the author: Ifrah Mohammed. Pursuing a Communications-Journalism Bachelor’s degree at Siena College, she is an aspiring content writer. A hard-working daughter of immigrant parents, she was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has resided in Fort Worth, TX. Her passions include writing and traveling. Moving around has allowed her to gain valuable perspective. When she is not writing or traveling, she is baking or reading. She currently resides in
Schenectady, NY, a town 30 minutes away from Albany.

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