Questions About Giving Baby Up for Adoption in Oklahoma
What it Really Means and How it Works
If you’re pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Oklahoma, you may feel overwhelmed by some of the major decisions you’re facing. But you don’t have to face those decisions alone.
First, you should take some time to learn about all of your pregnancy options in Oklahoma. There are three options you’ll need to consider:
For some people, there’s already a strong gut feeling about which of the three options is or isn’t right for them. Maybe you’re not sure. Either is perfectly ok. While American Adoptions works with women who are placing a baby for adoption in Oklahoma, we’re still always able to offer you 24/7 information and support, free of judgment or obligation, no matter which option you’re leaning toward.
Learn more about adoption in Oklahoma and about all of your pregnancy options by contacting us online or by calling us at 1-800-ADOPTION.
The following questions are often asked by women who are pregnant and considering adoption in Oklahoma. The answers to those questions may give you a better idea of the Oklahoma adoption process so that you can decide if giving baby up for adoption is the best choice for you and your child. Those basic questions include:
“Should I Place My Baby for Adoption?”
It’s the big question, of course, and it’s a question that only you can answer.
Adoption isn’t going to be the right choice for everyone, but American Adoptions feels that when you choose adoption in Oklahoma, you choose the unplanned pregnancy option that offers the most positive outcomes for the greatest number of people.
Phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption,” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Oklahoma,” are commonly used, but they paint an inaccurate portrait of adoption in OK. These words place blame on expectant mothers who are doing what they feel is best for their children by trying to provide them with the best life possible.
Just by considering adoption in Oklahoma, it shows that you’ve already put a great deal of thought and love into your baby’s future — even if that future is with a family who is excited and ready to raise your baby.
If you’re thinking about adoption in Oklahoma, you probably have a lot of questions at this point. Don’t hesitate to call 1-800-ADOPTION to talk to an adoption specialist about those questions. It’s free, confidential and there’s no obligation to choose adoption.
“If I Choose Adoption for My Baby in OK, What Happens Next?”
If you’ve decided that giving your baby up for adoption in Oklahoma is what’s right for you and your child, then the next stage is creating your personalized adoption plan. Adoption plans detail the choices of your adoption, including:
Choosing your baby’s parents
Deciding how you want your time in the hospital to go for your delivery and prenatal care
How much contact you’d like to have with your child and their family after the adoption
You call all the shots in the adoption process. Your adoption plan helps everyone else know your wishes.
Your American Adoptions specialist is always available to help talk you through all of your options throughout the Oklahoma adoption process, and they can provide you with emotional support when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Oklahoma.
“Where Do I Find Adoptive Parents in Oklahoma? How Do I Choose Them?”
Maybe you already have an image in your head of the kind of family you want your child to have. We can help you find that family.
For many women who place a baby for adoption in Oklahoma, there’s a moment when they simply “know” they’ve found their child’s family when their see the right adoption profile on our website.
When you’re giving baby up for adoption in Oklahoma, there are five stages of finding adoptive parents and getting to know them:
First, you’ll talk about the kind of family you picture your child having.
Then, your adoption specialist will show you adoptive profiles of waiting families who fit that description and who share the same adoption goals as you.
You’ll then be able to get to know the adoptive family that you choose through conference calls.
You can continue talking with the adoptive family as much as you feel comfortable with throughout the rest of your pregnancy and delivery. They can be as involved in the process as you’d like them to be.
You decide how much post-adoption contact you’d like to continue to have with your child and their family.
An open adoption gives you the option to have a relationship with your child’s family after giving baby up for adoption in Oklahoma, if you like. How much contact you feel comfortable having is entirely your decision.
Remember — not only do you choose your baby’s parents; every choice in the adoption process is yours to make.
“Can I See My Child and Their Family Again After the Adoption?”
Nine out of ten birth parents choose to have an open adoption instead of a closed adoption in Oklahoma. This means that you and your baby’s family can stay in each other’s lives after giving up a baby for adoption in Oklahoma.
Open adoptions after putting a baby up for adoption can include any type of communication that you choose to have, such as:
This can also occur at the frequency with which you all feel most comfortable. There’s no one set way to have an open adoption. Relationships grow and change over time naturally, and this tends to be true in open adoptions. As long as everyone feels happy and loved, then an open adoption is a success!
It’s also perfectly fine if you’re not comfortable having direct contact with your child’s family. American Adoptions can medicate contact between you and the adoptive family for up to 18 years after placing your child for adoption in OK, if that’s what you’d prefer to do.
You can learn more about how to give a baby up for adoption in Oklahoma safely by calling us at 1-800-ADOPTION now.
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