If I Place My Baby for Adoption, What if the Adoptive Family Doesn’t Accept My Baby as their Own?
The adoption process can be scary, especially for birth mothers. Many fears may arise when making this difficult yet brave decision. Such fears can lead to questions such as “what if the adoptive family doesn’t accept or love my baby as their own?”. Luckily, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here to help you through this difficult process. With over 20 years of service in assisting birth parents and adoptive families through the Oklahoma adoption process, we have the qualified experience and expertise to help you through this journey!
Your Fears and Questions are Valid, and You are Not Alone!
Many birth mothers have similar fears for their baby. But don’t worry, this is natural. In fact, one of the frequently asked questions on our Adoption Choices of Oklahoma website is “Can I choose the family for my baby?”. The answer is YES! You can actually play an active role in the process of selecting the adoptive parents for your baby. After you describe what you are looking for in an adoptive family, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will provide profiles of the hopeful adoptive parents that will meet your requirements. We have many families waiting to adopt through our agency. You may even choose to meet the family to be completely satisfied. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will be there every step of the way to help you decide what is best for you and for your baby.
Eager Adoptive Families and A Variety of Options to Make this Journey Easy for You
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has plenty of options for you! Our variety of options will truly allow you to get rid of those fears and worrisome thoughts. View the hopeful adoptive families that are waiting to adopt. Many of the families have tried to have babies on their own and through different processes such as IVF. But, when those methods don’t work in their favor, they look hopefully towards adoption. After not being able to have a baby for such long periods of time, these adoptive parents are even more appreciative of being able to become parents through the adoption process. They are eagerly waiting, some for years on end, to adopt a baby leaving no doubt they will treat your baby as their own.
You can read the stories of our hopeful adoptive families and become familiar with them before even beginning your adoption process! Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has made it easy for you to navigate our website. You may look through all of the profiles of the families, or you can simply choose to filter families by kids in the family, religion, location, and how long they have been waiting, and more. These features allow you to best assist you in making an informed decision for your baby.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma Specializes in Open Adoption
Open adoption would allow for contact between you and your baby’s adoptive parents. In an open adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents are in direct contact with each other and share identifying information with each other. This option may even involve in-person visits. This would allow you as a birth mother to get to know the potential family your baby will be adopted by and allow you to stay in contact even after adoption.
In an Open Adoption, if you have not given birth yet, the adoptive parents can be invited to participate in the process for labor and birth. After your baby is adopted, some type of contact can be established between you and the adoptive family. The amount of contact is different for different families. For some families, contact may look like regular emails, or they can be written letter updates with pictures only. This can be done with no in-person contact between your baby and you until the baby is older. For other families, the birth mother becomes almost a member of the new family and is invited to major gatherings and celebrations.
The plan regarding an open adoption is a collective decision involving both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. If that is something you’d be interested in and are comfortable with, then an Open Adoption may be a great option for you. It is important to remember that the level of openness often changes throughout the adoption and even after placement. But this is nothing to worry about. As all relationships change over time, this one will develop into something beautiful too!
If this does not sound like something you would want, there’s nothing to worry about. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, you will be able to find an option for you and your baby that best matches your needs.
We Are Here to Help You With Your OK Adoption Journey!
The great thing about Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is that you are not alone! From the moment you decide that you will be giving your baby up for adoption, the licensed professionals at any of our adoption center locations you choose will work around your needs and requirements to fulfill them. Many of our staff members are birth parents or adoptees themselves. We understand the fears you may have for your baby, and we are here to help every step of the way in your adoption process. Allow us to assist you in this difficult journey. You want what is best for your baby, and so do we! So, are you ready to begin your journey with us?
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.
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Meet 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
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