What a Birth Mother Should Consider When Choosing an Adoption Agency in Oklahoma
After you find out you are pregnant, where do you start? So many questions are flying around your brain, and suddenly you have several decisions to make. If you feel like adoption might be the best fit for your lifestyle, we obviously suggest starting with contacting Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. Our wonderful staff is prepared to help explain all of your options and counsel you as you make the life-changing decision of choosing adoption.
However, if you don’t feel like Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is the right agency for your journey, then we encourage you to consider a few important factors when choosing an adoption agency.
What geographical areas does the agency cover?
First, when searching for agencies, considering the coverage area is key. Does this agency only work with local birth moms, or does it partner with birth moms statewide? Is this agency an option all across the country? Additionally, what areas are the adoptive families from? Do you have the option to choose whether your child lives in your state?
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma serves birth moms across the state of Oklahoma, with local offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Our adoptive families come from across the United States, but you can choose where the adoptive family is from. Don’t live in Oklahoma? No worries! We have offices all over the United States.
Does the agency provide the type of adoption that I desire?
When choosing an adoption agency, it is important to realize that all adoption centers are not the same and may not offer what you want out of adoption. For instance, do you desire an open adoption or closed adoption? Is this a planned adoption or a last-minute decision? Does the agency welcome single parents, LGBT or transracial adoptions?
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma specializes in open adoptions, as we believe this type of adoption keeps everyone’s best interests at heart. However, we do offer closed and semi-open adoptions as well, because we understand that each and every birth mother is unique. We welcome birth mothers and adoptive parents from all backgrounds into our agency. We do not discriminate on race, ethnicity, religion, political standing or sexual orientation. Our agency is not religiously or politically affiliated and we can offer both infant and newborn adoption options.
Will placing my baby with this agency cost me anything?
Once you have narrowed down the type of adoption you desire, it is important to consider pregnancy and adoption expenses. Medical and doctor bills can add up. Maybe you don’t have a stable housing situation and are in need of financial and transportation assistance. Understandably, if you are placing your baby for adoption due to your financial situation, this aspect can have a major influence on your choice.
At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, placing your child for adoption won’t cost you a cent! In fact, your adoption caseworker and your child’s adoptive family will help court-approved birth mother expenses you encounter during your pregnancy.
What resources are available to you as a birth mom?
As a birth mother considering adoption, it is vital that you have the proper support and counseling during your pregnancy. Be sure to consider whether your adoption agency of choice provides you with that support or if they will help you access it.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can be reached 24/7 by phone, email or text. Our counselors are ready to support and serve you during your pregnancy, as well as provide you with any financial assistance and resources you may need. From pregnancy to beyond the birth of your child, we are here for you. We provide postpartum support and care to birth mothers, for we understand what happens after your pregnancy and adoption is just as important as what happens during the process.
What measures are being taken to ensure that my child is being placed with the best family possible?
As an expectant mother, you want what is best for your child, and choosing adoption does not make you any less of a mom. When choosing an adoption agency, be sure to check the agency’s procedures for approving adoptive families. Are background checks being run? Do you have the option to be involved with choosing the adoptive family?
If you choose Adoption Choices of Oklahoma to facilitate your adoption, we promise that you will be involved every step of the way. You deserve the freedom to make your own choices and to have access to counseling when it is time to choose an adoptive family. Each of our prospective families undergo a thorough background check and submit a scrapbook detailing their lives. We believe in taking every measurement possible to ensure your child will grow up in a safe and happy home.
Why Choose Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
We understand that you are experiencing a wide range of emotions right now, including doubt and fear. We want you to know that we are here for you and that you are not alone. When it comes to adoption, we want you and your baby to feel as safe, comforted and secure as possible
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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