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Teen Pregnancy Adoption: What Are My Unplanned Pregnancy Options at an Oklahoma Adoption Agency?

 By Eric Somarriba

Being a teenager can be hard enough as is. Combining that with an unplanned pregnancy and desperation is likely. It can feel like your entire life and future are in shambles, and you don’t have any options. If you’re in this situation right now, take a breath, and know this isn’t the end. We’ve seen that for many teenage birth mothers, adoption ends up being their best option. Nowadays, people usually even see teen pregnancy as the poster child for the adoption process. If you’re currently pregnant and considering adoption, you’re probably wondering about adoption in Oklahoma and how your age affects it.  Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has helped women through their adoptions for over 19 years, and we have had an incredible experience. We’ve guided plenty of teen mothers and want to support you as well in this difficult time.

Creating Your Adoption Plan with an Oklahoma Adoption Agency

After first connecting with us, one of the first things we’ll ask is that you create an adoption plan. The adoption plan sets the framework for your entire adoption; it’ll encompass many of the big choices you’ll make. While we can make an adoption plan even during the later parts of your pregnancy, it’s best to be early. The earlier you connect with us, the easier the rest of the process can go.

One of the most important parts of the plan is deciding on the ideal family to adopt your baby. You’ll tell us about your ideal vision for them, and then we’ll find families that best match it. The plan then covers other aspects like counseling and your birth plan. The birth plan tells us about how you want the birth itself to go. You can have certain people like the adoptive family with you or not. Also, you can choose whether or not to name your baby and have any time with them after birth.

What’s important about your adoption plan is that all of it is your choice. You may be young, but only you know what’s best for you and your baby. Our Oklahoma adoption agencies have specialists dedicated to helping you with your plan and providing information and support. They’re there to advocate for you but never change your opinions or make decisions for you. Your age doesn’t matter here. It’s all about what you want. You have a right as a mother to involve yourself with the entire process, and we’ll always uphold those rights.

Matching With an Adoptive Family in Oklahoma

When we find adoptive families that match your preferences, we’ll present them to you. You’ll have in-depth profiles on them and can meet them face-to-face or online, too, if needed. We recommend meeting them to get a better view of who they are as people and as parents. Your choice here defines your baby’s future. No topic will be off-limits for you. You should ask about whatever detail you find important. It could be down to their envisioned parenting style or their lifestyle and background.

When considering your adoptive family choice, keep in mind which type of adoption you’ve chosen. This defines how much, if any, contact you will have with the family and your baby in the future. There are three types, open, semi-open, and closed. Open is the one we always recommend the most. Open adoption will give you the chance to regularly contact the family and build a relationship with your child. Semi-open adoption is similar, but with more built-in boundaries you and the family can decide on. Closed, on the other hand, will have no contact with the family and your baby once we finish your adoption. While we recommend open adoption because we believe it has the most benefits, there is no right or wrong choice. Some birth mothers, especially teens, want complete closure and to move on faster, so they choose closed. Though if you do still want to know your child someday, you have every right to. We can work out the details with you and the family to best fit both of your needs.

Our Adoption Resources Available For You

We never want you to be alone or in dire straits during your pregnancy. We have the resources to help. Our adoption counselors are always ready for you if you need more information or emotional support in a difficult moment. An unplanned pregnancy is already hard enough, and we know it’s only more challenging as a teenager. Counselors have years of experience with women in similar circumstances to you. They know you to support you. We know pregnant teenagers often end up estranged from their loved ones, we aim to become your needed support system. This counseling also extends six months after you give birth because the effects of adoption can have long-lasting consequences. Even after you finish your time with us, you can always reach out. There are countless support groups out there we can put you in touch with.

We have plenty of other resources as well. Through us, you’ll have assistance with the medical or financial needs you may have. Our specialists can help you apply for medical care like Medicaid while also providing financial support for different living expenses. Teen pregnancy sometimes has the unfortunate reality of you being kicked out of your current living arrangements. If this is the case, we’re ready to help you find and afford safe arrangements for you during your pregnancy.

Every one of these resources is here for you while you’re putting your child up for adoption. The mission we have is to make sure your Oklahoma adoption is successful.

Your Adoption with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma

Teen pregnancy is never easy, but don’t think it’s all hopeless. We have the resources and experience needed to support you every step of the way. To us, you’re just like any other birth mother. You have your rights as a mother that will be upheld. Being a teenager only means you may need a bit more help. Connect with us, so we can be the ones to give you and your baby a better future.

To begin your adoption journey, connect with any of our adoption agencies in Oklahoma. 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.
Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643 | Email

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