Grow Your Family Through Adoption
Adoption Choices Of Oklahoma
We are a LOCAL private adoption agency licensed by the state of Oklahoma. We work with families of all faiths and marital status. We are leaders in the adoption community, with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process.
Adoption Choices Of Oklahoma has well established relationships with adoption agencies and attorneys across the nation, including the administrators of interstate adoptions.
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The Adoption Choices of Oklahoma Difference
The home study prepares prospective couples for parenting an adopted child and consists of interviews, various documents and paperwork, background clearances, and a home safety check.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma works with both traditional and non-traditional families. Our agency is proud to assist lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) families with the gift of adoption.
Single Parent Applicants
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma works with both traditional and non-traditional families. Our agency is proud to assist single-parent families with the gift of adoption.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has partnered with ChildConnect.com, an online picture and letter contract site that enhances communication between adoptive parents and birth parents.
Family Marketing Plan
We have implemented a Family Marketing Program (FMP) that will create a video and profile for you that will be viewed on our agency’s website as well as a network of social media and other adoption related websites.
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How Does Adoption Actually Work?
Kinds Of Adoption
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma specializes in open adoption.
Openness in adoption is a continuum and no single arrangement is right for everyone. Through careful consideration of options, a child-focused approach and commitment, you will be able to decide on the amount of openness that is right for your family. While birth parent and adoptive parent relationships may seem awkward at first, over time, the involved individuals typically become more comfortable with the plan they have chosen and pleased with their decisions. Creating openness between the birth family and the adoptive family provides a child with a lifetime of loving and meaningful relationships.
Please remember, in open adoptions and semi open adoptions, the level of openness is changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after birth. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma seeks to create personalized adoption plans that best meet the needs of the child. You, as the birth parent, are able to first specify the kind of contact you hope for. Prospective adoptive families will be aware of the kind of contact you hope for before their profile is shown to you.
Advantages/Disadvantages: Open adoption allows for ongoing contact between the birth parents and the adoptive parents. This contact generally begins when the birth parent first selects the adoptive parents, and this helps to remove much of the secrecy of adoption. The openness continues as adoptive parents are able to answer questions the child may have as they grow older. Some birth parents feel that openness may be too difficult emotionally. It is important to remember than an open adoption, like all relationships, is ever changing. At times, contact may occur more often while at other times there may not be regular contact.
Advantages/Disadvantages: Semi-open adoptions have the benefit of continuing contact between the birth parents and the adoptive parents but generally at a lesser degree than in a fully open adoption. For birth parents who feel contact might be too emotionally difficult, a semi-open adoption allows them to know how their child is doing by receiving updates. The child will grow up knowing who the birth parents are.
Advantages/Disadvantages: Many birth parents select this type of adoption as they feel that any type of openness would be too difficult emotionally. However, the child many not know the reasons the birth parents chose adoption, which can be difficult for the child. It can also be difficult for birth parents as they will not be provided information on how their child is moving forward.
What I Wish Adoptive Parents Knew…
It is so important that we hear more and more from expectant parents considering adoption as well as birth parents who have placed for adoption. They are an integral part of the adoption triad, and they deserve to have their voices heard and stories respected.
As Told By Our Birth Parents