Teen Pregnancy Support: Adoption for Teenage Birth Mothers
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma offers support to women and girls who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, regardless of age. In general, most of the women who place their children up for adoption are in their twenties or thirties. Unfortunately, many teens don’t consider adoption when facing an unplanned pregnancy. They often think motherhood or abortion are their only options.
Because many teens don’t consider adoption when facing an unplanned pregnancy, they may be unaware of all the benefits of adoption. If you’re looking for teen pregnancy support, you can find it through adoption.
The Benefits of Adoption
Adoption is beneficial to the teenage birth mother, the baby, and the adoptive parents. Adoption allows the teenage birth mother to resume her life while: 1) giving her child the life he or she deserves, and 2) giving the adoptive parents the family they always wanted.
A teenage girl may think motherhood will force her to put her life on hold or drop out of school. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can continue to pursue an education while pregnant. After you give birth – and after the adoption is finalized – the adoptive family will have custody of the child. You’ll be free from the responsibilities and challenges that come with motherhood. You’ll be able to finish school and pursue a career you desire.
A teenage girl may also worry about expenses. Fortunately, adoption agencies like Adoption Choices of Oklahoma also provide financial support throughout the pregnancy. We can cover prenatal care (pre-birth medical care), rent, groceries, travel, etc. You can also apply to receive government resources.
As the birth mother, you can pick your child’s adoptive family (depending on your adoption plan). You and the adoptive parents can stay in touch after you give birth, so there will be no doubts and no unresolved questions on your mind. Adoption, especially open adoption, can give you a sense of certainty. You’ll always know how your child is doing, so your mind will be at ease.
Where and How to Find Pregnancy Support
Different communities and government resources provide different types of aid for pregnant women and teenagers. Some focus on food and nutrients while others focus on finances and medical care. Some offer parenting resources and adoption counseling. Here are some groups and organizations that help pregnant women and girls like you get the resources they need:
- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- BirthRight.org (1-800-550-4900)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Teen Pregnancy Support at Adoption Choices
If you’re a teenager and you’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant, please consider pursuing an adoption plan with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. You’re probably scared and confused, but you’re not alone. We’ll be here to guide you through the entire process.
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: 405-310-8790 | Email
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