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What is an Oklahoma adoption plan?

By Sean Williams

If you decide that putting a child up for adoption is right for you, it is essential to take steps to create an adoption plan. An adoption plan is simply a detailed description of what you desire for your child and yourself in the future. This may initially seem daunting, but thankfully, Oklahoma adoption can make this a liberating and empowering process. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will help pair you with an adoption specialist with decades of experience. They will guide you through each step and help you find the answers you seek.

Why have an adoption plan?

An unplanned pregnancy can be a shocking and potentially life-altering event. It can be hard to think about the future and plan when feeling mentally and emotionally overwhelmed. Fortunately, there is an abundance of resources available to help you navigate your options and guide you through this time. Creating an adoption plan with your adoption counselor is the first step in taking control of the adoption process. Therefore, it will provide you with the structure and ability to customize an adoption process that works best.

Birth Hospital Plan

An adoption plan will help prepare you for each step of the adoption process and give you peace of mind. One aspect of the plan that your adoption counselor will help you address is the birth of your baby. Together with your counselor, you will outline and answer any questions or concerns about the experience. Common questions that you will be able to answer about this experience are as follows:

  • Who do you want present during the birth?
  • How much time do you want to spend with your baby post-birth?
  • Are you prepared for the emotions you may experience post-birth?
  • Are you going to want to name your baby?

It is important to remember there is no right or wrong answer to these questions. An adoption plan will allow you to choose what works best for you.

Choosing an adoptive family

Another beneficial step of having an adoption plan is having input on your child’s future post-birth. You will always be able to choose the family for your child, regardless of what stage of the pregnancy you are currently in. The professionals at Oklahoma adoption will help you find a loving pre-screened family that best meets your and your child’s needs. Through working with your adoption counselor, you will be able to have direct input and influence on deciding which future family will meet your child’s needs the best. Some common questions and information about your prospective adoptive family that an adoption plan in Oklahoma will include are as follows:

  • family dynamics
  • religious persuasion
  • the age of the future parents
  • whether you want them to have kids already
  • the professions of the future parents
  • the cultural background of the community and parents

While going through this search process, it is essential to remember that there are many homes with parents actively looking to give your child a happy future.

Contact Post-birth

The hard part is over. You have chosen your adoptive family and given birth to your baby. Congratulations! Your baby will now be in the helpful hands of their new adoptive family.  Additionally, your adoption counselor at  Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will help decide your plans regarding contact for you and your child post-birth. For example, how much of a connection do you want with your child? There are three main options for the contact between you and your child post-birth: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. 

Open Adoption

Open adoption allows you to share personal information and have the option to contact your child’s prospective adoptive family directly.

Semi-Open Adoption

In a semi-open adoption, you will share limited non-personal information with the adoptive family, and contact will be mediated through your adoption agencies near you.

Closed Adoption 

If you choose to do a closed adoption, you will have no direct contact with the prospective adoptive family, and you will share little to no personal information with them. 

Contact Adoption Choices of Oklahoma Today!

Regardless of which contract option you choose, Oklahoma Adoption will ensure that your wishes are seen and your child has the future they deserve. 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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