Planning an Adoption From the Hospital: You Have Options
By Katy Reagan
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, there are many reasons why you may not feel ready to parent a child. You may be stressed and wondering what your options are. You may be asking, can I still place my baby for adoption after my baby is born? What if I am in the hospital or in labor? The answer is yes to both.
It is not too late to make an adoption plan for your unborn or newborn baby. As a leader in local adoption, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is here for you! We are a licensed, nonprofit agency guiding and supporting birth mothers and adoptive families. Our staff is here for you no matter where you are in your pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or in the hospital and seeking adoption help now, please contact us!
Adoption is Still Possible
What is a last-minute adoption? Many women choose adoption while in the hospital, sometimes called a last-minute adoption. This does not mean it is the wrong decision or that you have not thought through your options.
Deciding to place your baby for adoption at any stage is a brave choice that changes the life of a waiting family. It is important that you understand the adoption process and the rights you have during this time.
Our adoption agencies are experienced in last-minute and after-delivery adoptions. An adoption counselor is ready to come to you and be your advocate while placing your baby for adoption.
Making an Adoption Plan in Oklahoma
How do I begin a hospital adoption? First, contact us. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is available to call or text 24/7. We can help no matter where you are in Oklahoma! Arrange a virtual meeting with an adoption specialist, or have us come to you.
Even in the hospital, you have the same rights to an adoption plan as all birth mothers. Your adoption specialist will walk you through the steps of the adoption process, all of which can be completed from the hospital.
You will be able to view profiles of waiting adoptive families and choose the level of openness in the adoption. An open or semi-open adoption is recommended if you wish to remain active in your child’s life. However, closed adoption is still an option. It is completely up to you to determine the type and level of contact you will have.
Additionally, you have the right to choose an adoptive family. Our Oklahoma adoption agencies welcome diverse families, including LGBTQ couples, single parents, and transracial adoptions. There are many families and couples waiting to be matched with a child! You can even meet the family at the hospital before the adoption.
Adoption is a Rewarding Decision
It is understandable if you are feeling sadness and stress while giving up your baby for adoption. Still, we want you to know you are not giving up! “Giving up your baby” is negative adoption language used to help birth mothers find information and resources. Instead, you are providing a life-changing gift to a waiting family. You are making a brave choice for your child’s future.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is proud to offer resources to support birth mothers during this emotionally difficult time. There is no cost or fee for you to pay, and financial help is available to you. You may receive assistance for medical bills and other birth-related expenses after the baby is delivered.
We also provide counseling and access to birth mother support groups during and after the adoption. Your adoption specialist will support you during the adoption process and can even be with you in the delivery room.
We want you to remain healthy and comfortable, and a last-minute adoption is no exception. Contact us now to learn how we can be here for you!
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma Can Help
Our Tulsa adoption agencies are prepared to educate you on the adoption process and give you the support you need. Even at the hospital, in labor, or after delivery, you can choose adoption! Putting a baby up for adoption is never easy, and we are here to help you feel confident in your decisions.
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.