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Why Choose a Transracial Adoption in Oklahoma?

Pregnancy can be difficult to handle, and handling an unplanned pregnancy can be even more difficult. As a pregnant mother, you will have to handle added costs associated with pregnancy, your changing future, and how people may perceive you as an unexpectedly pregnant mother. While it may be overwhelming to take in all at once, you should recognize that there are many places to find support and resources. One unplanned pregnancy option is adoption. Adoption is a wonderful way for many families across the US to create a bigger family, and it’s a great way to maintain contact with your baby if you wish to do so. While adoptions have increased throughout the years, so have transracial adoptions. According to the Institute of Family Studies, the number of adopted kindergartners raised by a parent of a different race or ethnic group has increased significantly. This shifting dynamic is encouraging to see, but it’s important to understand how a transracial adoption in OK differs from a regular adoption. As an expectant mother, this is something to consider when choosing the family to adopt your child.  For help with adoption and pregnancy, you can contact Adoption Choices of Oklahoma today by calling or texting 800-898-6028 or by filling out our online form. Once you contact our adoption center in OK, you’ll be put in contact with an adoption specialist who will work with you throughout your journey. 

What is a Transracial Adoption in OK?

Transracial adoption can be defined as when a parent adopts a child of a different race or ethnicity to care for.  To better understand transracial adoptions, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of adoptions that are possible. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, our adoption agency works with domestic adoptions, which occur within the same country.  At the other end of the spectrum are international adoptions, and as the name implies, international adoptions are when adoptive parents adopt a child from another country. International adoption can be tricky to deal with because some countries have different laws regarding adoption, and certain requirements may need to be met before awaiting family can adopt a child from another country. 

Myths Surrounding Transracial Adoption in OK 

One of the biggest myths surrounding transracial adoption is that the child will always be unhappy or feel as if they’ll never belong. The truth is that there are differences between the parent and child in transracial adoption, but that difference will not prevent them from being loved unconditionally by the parent.  Parents looking to adopt will most likely already have researched how to accommodate an adoptive child of a different race, so you can be reassured to know that your child will live in a loving home. As the birth parent, you have the power to choose the family that will adopt your child, and if you are looking at a waiting family of a different race, you can help guide the family to help them understand your culture and race. There are resources available for parents looking to adopt a child to help them prepare for adopting a child of a different race. 

Another myth surrounding adoption is that race doesn’t matter. In an ideal world, prejudices and stereotypes would not exist, but in reality, these things must be acknowledged to have a healthy adoption. Part of having a healthy relationship with a child and their parent is loving the child for who they are and who they are, including their race and culture. These differences in race and culture should be celebrated and acknowledged, not shoveled underneath a rug as a later problem. As a birth mother, you should look to celebrate these differences, and if you wish to maintain contact with your child and their adoptive family, you can always help educate them to understand your perspective and your culture.

Types of Adoption in Oklahoma

As a birth mother, you can choose to pursue an international or domestic adoption. If you choose to pursue a domestic adoption with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, you’ll be in control of the entire process while you work with an adoption specialist. You’ll be able to decide on the specific type of adoption you want to be based on the level of communication you want with your child and their adoptive family.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can always choose to have a closed adoption. As the name implies, there is no form of contact between the parties, and all the information you share with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will be kept confidential.  If you wish to have some form of contact with your child and their adoptive family, you can always opt for a semi-open adoption or open adoption. A semi-open adoption has a third party, usually the adoption agency, facilitating communication. Identifying information from both parties is usually kept confidential. Open adoption is where information is shared, where communication is most available between both parties.  

Adoption Agencies Near Me 

Whether you live closer to Oklahoma City or Tulsa choosing an adoption agencies near you is an option. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has an adoption agency in both cities! You can contact our adoption agency at any time of the day, and an adoption specialist will get back to you.  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: 405-310-8790Email

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Meet the author: Victoria Chan is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.

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