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Self-Care Tips for Oklahoma Birth Mothers

By Jonathan Tick

As the month of May is the month of mothers, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma looks to support the birth mothers who bravely choose adoption. However, even after putting their child up for adoption, birth mothers may still struggle with the stress of an unplanned pregnancy, so our adoption centers encourage birth mothers to practice self-care amidst these stressful times.

Of course, we wouldn’t want you to go about this self-care journey alone. A birth mother in Oklahoma searching for ‘adoption agencies near me’ is sure to find one of our Oklahoma adoption agencies nearby. And if you do find us, please don’t hesitate! Our adoption specialists are always on-call, ready to help you when you need it most.  

Find People who Support your Adoption Decisions

Adoption can be a very difficult choice for some birth mothers. And giving your baby up for adoption is a strong and positive choice! But we all need a little bit of reassurance for our decisions. And for you, that’s no different, which is why building support groups out of family, friends, or people who are sharing a similar experience is important.  

Aside from our adoption specialists, these people will be the ones who will pat you on the back. Reassuring you that what you’re doing is a great thing. And support you through the tough times as you go through the adoption process.

Take Time for Yourself During this Adoption Process

Through the adoption process, it’s important to take time off for yourself. And do the things that you want. After all, you are only human, and everybody deserves to take a break now and then. Maybe try a new hobby or thing that you couldn’t do before. Or maybe just take some time to reflect, and practice mindfulness to calm your nerves and anxieties.

Stress won’t be doing you much good after all. Taking some time to keep your mind off of the adoption process can be helpful in the long run. So that when you come back to work on your adoption plan, you can be more focused and re-energized. Fully prepared to tackle the next part with your adoption specialist.

Search for the Kind of Adoption Aid you Qualify For

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption center licensed to provide various forms of aid for birth mothers. The aid provided ranges from financial aid such as food and rent expenses and counseling aid such as therapy services to help birth mothers cope with their situation. These forms of aid are provided without any extra charge to the birth mother as we believe birth mothers should get all the help they need when putting their child up for adoption

All adoption plans differ from one to another, so one birth mother’s qualifications may differ from another. If these forms of aid interest you, please don’t hesitate to ask your adoption specialist how they can help. As they will do their best to accommodate your situation. Especially if you believe that you qualify for more forms of help later on in your adoption process.

Try and Remain Positive Through Your Adoption Process

We understand that pregnancy, especially an unplanned pregnancy, is usually not positive. And for that, we understand that staying positive through this ordeal is easier said than done, so we suggest finding the positives of the future instead of the now. For example, many birth mothers in Oklahoma find that the end of their adoption journey was a positive experience.  

They look back at that time fondly with the foresight of knowing their child would go to a good home, which is a good headspace to be in if you start having any doubts yourself. Think about what your child may accomplish in the future. How wonderful their life will be with a new family and friends to support them through their life. All because you were strong enough to give your baby up for adoption.  

Just as the adoption plan is important to the adoption process, so is practicing self-care for yourself. The process can be stressful at times. So you need to think of yourself during any hard times. And to turn to our adoption centers in Oklahoma if you think we can help you with anything. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and our adoption specialists are always on-call whenever you need it. 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. So if you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643 | Email

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