How to Choose an Adoptive Family in Oklahoma
So, you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, and a baby isn’t part of your life plan right now. Maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want to parent’, or “I work, I can’t raise another baby.” Whatever the reason, dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is never easy. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here to remind you that you are not alone. We are a private, licensed organization ready to walk you through your options. Adoption is an alternative that places your baby in a safe, caring home.
If adoption is the right choice, you will want to select the best family for your child. Here we will outline how to start the adoption process and how to review adoptive families with an agency. If you are pregnant and need adoption help now, please, contact us here!
The Types of Adoption in Oklahoma
When you first create an adoption plan, you will decide which type of adoption is best for your situation. The types are sometimes referred to as levels of openness and determine the level or type of contact you have with the adoptive family.
Open and semi-open are the most common types of adoption in OK. In both of these types, the birth mother continues to be active in the child’s life. The main difference in a semi-open adoption is that the contact you have may be facilitated through an agency. The birth mother typically chooses how much contact to have during and after the adoption process.
Both of these types can be beneficial for the birth mother, the child, and the family. You can exchange photos and videos and may meet in person. The most important benefit, however, is that the mother can choose the family to adopt her baby. On the other hand, in a closed adoption, the mother does not have that choice. No contact or information is exchanged with the adoptive family. The level of openness in adoption varies from family to family and may change over time.
Choosing an Adoptive Family
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma serves many diverse types of families.
- Traditional man and woman couples
- Older couples
- Younger couples
- Single parents
- Military families
- LGBTQ+ families
- Transracial adoptions
Each type of family is prepared to provide a safe and loving home for your baby. At our Tulsa adoption agencies, all families are pre-screened. This means they must pass a home test and background check to be approved for adoption. There is a multitude of criteria you may be looking for in an adoptive family. You should carefully consider how you want your child to be raised. For one, you may select a family with a particular religion. Our Oklahoma agency is non-faith based, and we welcome all religious beliefs. Whatever your preference is, we can do our best to accommodate it.
Secondly, you may prefer your child to be raised in a certain area of the state. Maybe you want a family who already has children or one where your child will be the first. While it is understandable to choose a family of your same ethnicity, interracial adoptions are welcome at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. Interracial or transracial adoptions are opportunities to select the best family possible while encouraging diversity. Some other factors to consider are the parents’ education and their hobbies. Several of these criteria are available to view under our waiting families. However you imagine your child’s future, there are waiting families and couples ready to provide a loving home.
How to Begin the Adoption Process in Oklahoma
Choosing to give a baby up for adoption is never easy, but Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here for you. First, contact our agency to set up a meeting. We provide care from anywhere in Oklahoma and can meet you virtually.
The next step in putting a child up for adoption is creating an adoption plan. One of our adoption specialists will walk you through the process. We are here to advocate for you and answer any questions.
Through the adoption process, our staff will give personalized care, including one-on-one counseling and financial support. Set up a meeting today to learn more about placing your baby for adoption in Oklahoma!
Feel Supported During the Adoption Process
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.