Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma: You Have Choices
By Stephanie Wyatt
The teenage years are a tough time for anyone. You have all of these choices to make about your future. People around you want to offer the best advice they can to help you make the best decision for yourself. Options seem endless, and that can be overwhelming. Now you took a pregnancy test, and each choice seems more complicated. As a teen, you are filled with many changes and discussions about the future. An unplanned pregnancy is a new set of options. But you don’t have to handle any of this alone. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will help you make the best decision for you and your baby every step of the way.
Unplanned Pregnancy Options in Oklahoma
1. Choosing to parent the baby
You may choose to parent your baby with or without the help of your support system. The decision is different for everyone. Parenting isn’t easy, and you may decide you aren’t ready. That is okay! It’s a huge step; a large part of the teenage years is figuring out who you are.
2. Terminating the pregnancy
The new abortion laws ban the termination of pregnancy all across Oklahoma. If this is something you might be considering, know that a person must travel out of state to end the pregnancy early. In addition, many states require parental consent or involvement for someone under 18 before they can get an abortion. However, you could qualify for the judicial bypass, which would eliminate any parental restrictions. Please consult a legal adviser to better understand abortion laws in your state.
3. You Can Choose Adoption
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will help you every step of the way. We offer birth mother support, adoption resources, and an adoption specialist who will be there to help you through the adoption process. Understand that even as a teen, we will advocate for you. Even at a young age, teen birth mothers have the right to be involved in every aspect of the adoption. You will be in control of your adoption journey.
The Choice of Adoption is Yours
Most people think that once someone decides to place a baby for adoption in Oklahoma, they don’t get a say in anything. You get a choice in everything. You can determine your type of adoption. There are three types of adoption available in Oklahoma, closed, semi-open, and open.
Closed adoption is what most people think of when they think of adoption. There is no contact after the baby is born. The birth parents and the adopted parents never meet, and the birth parents’ names are kept private. The only information that is shared is your medical history.
Semi-Open adoption is when there is no direct contact between the birth parent and the adoptive parents. Instead, all communication and updates are through a third party, such as the adoption agency.
In an open adoption, birth parents can meet and spend time with the child and their adoptive family.
Our adoption specialist will help you with an adoption plan. They will help walk you through your options and have your choices in writing.
Choosing Adoption as a Pregnant Teenager
Are you a pregnant teen who is considering adoption? Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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