I’m Pregnant – What Do I Do?
Life is full of surprises. Sometimes, a surprise is just the thing you need in your life. Other times, it can be an unexpected detour from your carefully laid life plans. Unplanned pregnancy is, more often than not, the latter. If this is the case, you are now faced with one of the biggest questions that many pregnant women struggle with: What do I do?
You may not have any answers or even know where to begin. That’s completely natural! We are here to help! Both through our website, and to answer all of your questions and address your concerns.
You Have Options
First and foremost, it is important to know that you DO have options.
- Parent the Child
- Terminate the Pregnancy
- Create an Adoption Plan
Choosing an option may seem like a daunting task but we’re here to help guide you through it. Let’s further explore each option to better understand the choices available to you.
Parent the Child
Despite the unexpected nature of your pregnancy, perhaps you are at a stage in your life where you are able to accept the responsibility of raising a child. Parenting can be a fulfilling experience that is unlike anything else in the world. It is also important to understand that children need a safe, stable, and nurturing environment to thrive. If you feel you can sufficiently provide for a child and you find yourself thinking optimistically about the idea of being a parent, then parenting is a good option for you to consider.
Terminate the Pregnancy
Abortion is legal in the state of Oklahoma and is a health service offered to birth mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy. Before you are able to terminate the pregnancy, you must first receive state-directed counseling. Then, there is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period which begins from the moment your appointment is scheduled.
You will also be required to undergo an ultrasound before the procedure can be performed. If parenting or adoption do not feel like good choices for you, terminating the pregnancy is an available option. We encourage you to do your own research to learn more about your abortion options and to utilize that information to make an informed, confident decision.
Create an Adoption Plan
Every woman, pregnancy and situation is different, and deciding on what to do with your child is a personal decision. If adoption is something you are considering, but you don’t feel like you have all the facts, we can help! Adoption can be a positive experience for everyone involved and may be the perfect choice for you.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has been a leader in the adoption community for over 19 years, and we have dedicated ourselves to creating an adoption experience based on trust and communication. We care about you and your child and want you to be as involved in this process as you feel comfortable. This includes taking you through your adoption plan step-by-step and familiarizing you with what to expect throughout the process.
Creating an adoption plan with us is a customizable, personalized experience. We will personally take your hand and guide you through the entire process and be there for you even after the adoption has taken place. As the birth mother, your needs, comfortability, and voice matter and you have the final say on what this process looks like from day one.
Whether you feel comfortable with open, semi-open, or closed adoption, we all want the same thing—the best possible outcome for you, your child, and the adoptive family. Our goal is to make this process a pleasant and comfortable experience for all individuals involved.
If you are searching for an option that can offer both you and your child an individualized experience carefully created with love and empathy, we can help you make that a reality.
I’m Pregnant What Do I Do Now?
An unplanned pregnancy is not the end of the world. It can be the start of something new and wonderful for you, your child and a loving, adoptive family. Deciding what to do in this situation is a choice that many birth mothers struggle with, and it can feel very overwhelming and isolating. But know this: You are not alone.
You are in control of whatever choice you make. Only know you know what is best for both you and your child. The ultimate decision is up to you. Don’t hesitate in asking questions or voicing your concerns when it comes to your unplanned pregnancy. This is an important first step towards an informed decision. If you choose adoption, you can count on Adoption Choices of Oklahoma to be there for you every step of the
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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