Top 5 Reasons to Place Your Baby for Adoption as a Birth Mother in Oklahoma
An unexpected or unwanted pregnancy may have you asking a million and one questions. “Is adoption the right choice for me?” is one of the most common questions women in your position ask themselves. Every prospective birth mother has a unique story and situation, which means there are no right or wrong answers. While we will not tell you that adoption is the right choice for you, nor should anyone make you feel pressured into adoption, we can offer you some of the reasons birth mothers have adoption as the best option for them and their child.
Here are the top 5 reasons to place your baby for adoption as a birth mother in Oklahoma:
- Pregnancy Expenses and Financial Strain
Pregnancy can be expensive, especially if you don’t have consistent health insurance coverage or access to affordable prenatal care. Even after the baby is born, raising a child can put a financial strain on parents, and the overall costs can become overwhelming very quickly. Perhaps you are one of the many Americans who live paycheck to paycheck or do not have dependable income.
Financial security is important when raising a child and some birth mothers choose adoption if this is something they cannot currently provide for their child.
- Terminating the Pregnancy was Not the Right Choice
In Oklahoma, abortion is one of the options available to you, but it is not the right decision for everyone. Both abortion and adoption are personal choices for you to make without shame or judgement. Abortion can be a difficult choice, and some women decide that the procedure is not for them. In this case, adoption becomes the better alternative and the best option.
- Decided against Single Parenthood
Even for a two-parent household, it can be difficult navigating life with a child. While it is doable and admirable, single parenthood may not be a desirable situation for you. All aspects of raising the child would be your responsibility, and that may not be possible or something you are ready for without the support of a partner or spouse. It is an entirely respectable and reasonable decision to decide against single parenthood.
- Not Ready to Become a Parent
Deciding what to do about an unwanted pregnancy can be scary and confusing. This unexpected situation could potentially affect your life or future plans in a way you are currently unprepared for. Perhaps you are pursuing a degree, or at a crucial stage in your career. Without proper preparation and planning for both pregnancy and parenthood, having a baby could derail the life you have planned out for yourself. There may not be a perfect time to become a parent, but perhaps your preferred time frame for parenthood is simply “not now.”
Making the decision to wait until you are confidently ready for parenthood and choosing to postpone that particular experience until a later date is a mature and selfless decision. If you do not believe you are prepared to parent a child, recognizing and acknowledging what you truly feel is something you should be proud of. Never be ashamed for being honest with yourself and your feelings!
- Choosing Adoption was the Best Choice for Birth Mother and Baby
Adoption can be an emotionally fulfilling, empowering decision that leads to a brighter future for the birth mother, the baby, and the adoptive family. As a birth parent, adoption may seem like a secret process shrouded in mystery at first. Much of the media we are exposed to presents adoption as a widely accepted concept, but the narratives are usually shared from the perspective of the adoptee or adoptive families.
At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, your voice matters to us and we offer three different and customizable types of adoptions for you to be as involved in the adoption as you feel comfortable. Knowing that your child will be placed with a loving family of your choosing can give you the peace of mind you may be looking for. With adoption, a brighter future is possible for everyone involved.
Your Reasons Matter to Our Adoption Professionals
While we only mentioned five, there are still many different reasons to place your baby for adoption as a birth mother in Oklahoma. One reason may be enough for you to take the next step and start an adoption plan. Or perhaps you need a little more time before making such a life-changing decision. At the end of the day, any reasons you may have for choosing adoption are perfectly acceptable because they are YOUR reasons and yours alone.
If any of these reasons resonate with you, and you feel you are ready to consider moving forward with placing your child for adoption, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma would love to help you get started on your adoption journey.
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.
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