I’m Pregnant and Considering Adoption, Help!
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy in Oklahoma? If the answer is yes, there is no need to panic. As a pregnant woman in Oklahoma, there are many options available if you do not want, or are not ready, to parent a child. The most important thing to remember during these difficult times is that you are not alone. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we are here to help you explore your options as a pregnant woman considering adoption. While choosing adoption can be a very difficult decision, our adoption counselors and caseworkers will work with you to determine what is best for you and your child. That being said, there are a number of things you should keep in mind while you are considering adoption in Oklahoma.
- You Have the Right to Choose AdoptionAs the birth mother, it is completely up to you to choose adoption. This means that you should not feel pressured in any way to raise your child if you are not ready. However, it is also important to remember that you are by no means obligated to choose adoption, either. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we want to help you determine what is best for you and your child, no matter which path you choose to take.
If you do choose adoption as a pregnant woman in Oklahoma, you have a number of rights as the birth mother that you should keep in mind throughout the adoption process. While you are creating an adoption plan, you will be able to choose your child’s adoptive family as well as the amount of contact between you and the adoptive family, depending on whether your adoption plan is open or closed. If this feels overwhelming to you, there is no need to worry! You will be provided with an adoption caseworker who can help you navigate the difficult adoption process and create an adoption plan that works for you and your child.
- You Have a Right to PrivacyFor many birth mothers, privacy is a large concern throughout the adoption process. This may describe you if you have struggled with coming to terms with your pregnancy or any difficult circumstances surrounding your pregnancy or are simply looking for closure after your child’s placement. Whatever reasons you may have, you should remember that privacy is a right you will have as a birth mother in Oklahoma.
If you are looking for a sense of privacy in your adoption plan, there are several options to choose from. The first is to make a closed adoption or an adoption plan in which there is no contact between birth mother and child. This is a great option if you prefer to maintain a distance from your child and their adoptive family, but many birth mothers struggle with not having a relationship with their child. If this describes you, you may want to consider a semi-open adoption or an adoption plan in which you and your child maintain a limited and anonymous contact. A semi-open adoption is often described as the best of both worlds, as you are able to maintain a relationship with your child while also protecting your privacy.
- You Have Access to Financial and Emotional SupportIf you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you may be facing a number of challenges in your life. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we understand that adoption is often difficult. Just know that we are here to help you throughout your adoption journey with financial and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and even post-placement.
Our Oklahoma Adoption Center is proud to offer financial assistance for any pregnancy-related expense to birth mothers in need, including rent, utilities, transportation, and medical bills relating to your pregnancy. We also provide assistance to birth mothers who cannot return to work immediately after their child’s birth. If you are in need of emotional support, we want you to know that we are here for you, and our professionally licensed counselors will be available to you at any time throughout your pregnancy and adoption journey and even up to six months after your child’s placement.
Are You Considering Adoption in Oklahoma?
At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we understand that it can often be difficult to choose adoption. However, our adoption counselors and caseworkers will work with you to determine what is best for you and your child, whether it is adoption or not. We are here to help you consider your options, and we want you to know that you are not alone. If you have any questions about the adoption process in Oklahoma, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you and your child.
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: Jennie Knuppel is a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying English Literature. She is currently enrolled in the English Honors Program, for which she is writing a thesis in comparative literature prior to graduating in the spring of 2022. Jennie has previously taken courses in literature and both creative and technical writing, and she spent four years working in her high school’s journalism department.
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