It’s Never Too Late to Choose Adoption for Your Baby
By Syd Sukalski
You have three options to choose from when it comes to your unplanned pregnancy. You can attempt to parent your child, or if this is not a viable option for you, you can terminate your pregnancy or choose adoption. This choice can be hard to make, and you might worry that time is of the essence. In this article, we will discuss the time constraints on placing a child for adoption and who to contact if you decide this is the path you want to take; we will describe the Oklahoma adoption process and outline a few of its benefits.
But first, let us introduce ourselves.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency specializing in helping birth mothers construct their adoption plans. Our caring and knowledgeable adoption professionals will help you through every step of the adoption process. They will inform you of your options so you make the best choices for you and your baby. We also want to remind all birth mothers that creating an adoption plan is an act of love. You are not “giving your baby up for adoption.” You are not “putting your child up for adoption.” Both of those terms imply some failure on the part of the birth mother when creating an adoption plan for your child is a generous and caring act.
Now, let’s talk about adoption.
It’s Never Too Late to Place Your Baby for Adoption
Many birth parents wonder whether there is a time constraint on when they can choose to place their baby for adoption. Some birth parents might want to try raising their child themselves but are nervous that adoption will no longer be a choice after they take their baby home. Well, let us ease your mind. You can choose adoption at any time. Some parents take their children home and live with them for a few years before they realize that raising a child is not a viable option for them. It’s never too late to choose adoption for your baby.
Who to Contact if You Want to Place Your Baby for Adoption
If you are considering adoption, search Tulsa adoption agencies and adoption agencies near you, or contact us at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. When you call Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we will set you up with an adoption professional to help you create your adoption plan. You can arrange your first meeting with them at the adoption agency, at home, or over the phone. Whatever works best for you.
The Adoption Process in Oklahoma
After you choose adoption and contact your adoption agency, your adoption professional will guide you through creating your adoption plan, informing you of your choices so you can make the best decisions possible for you and your child. One of these choices includes the level of contact you would like to have with your child after the adoption finalizes, and another involves choosing the family who will adopt your child. After you match with a family, you will meet them and talk about boundaries and visits. Then, once you have your baby, you must wait 48 hours after the birth to sign the final adoption forms. Because situations vary, your baby’s father may or may not need to sign these forms. But, after you sign the final adoption papers, your birth child’s adoptive family takes them home, and the adoption is complete.
Benefits of Private Adoption in Oklahoma
The adoption process benefits everyone involved. As the birth parent, you will get peace of mind from knowing what will happen once you give birth to your child, and if you choose an open adoption, you may also stay in contact with your birth child. Placing your child for adoption can also give you a fresh start. For your birth child, adoption gives them opportunities they may not have had otherwise. We pre-screen our adoptive families and ensure they can offer your birth child a bright future. Finally, you benefit the adoptive family, who may not be able to have biological children of their own. The potential adoptive parents on our website want to love a child and bring them into their family. Any way you look at it, by placing your child for adoption, you help create a family.
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.