Oklahoma Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Oklahoma
If you were not expecting to be pregnant but that pregnancy test comes back positive it can feel overwhelming. What do you do now? You may keep the news to yourself or you may tell the baby’s father, your family, or friends. You will probably get many different reactions. This can be hard to cope with.
Don’t react until you have all the information you need. There are options you may not know a lot about and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help you understand your choices. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a kind adoption coordinator will be there to provide the information and support you need. She can get you the resources you need and the services of a professional or peer counselor.
What is the Adoption Process in Oklahoma?
For over thirty years, Lifetime Adoption has been guiding birth mothers in Oklahoma through the adoption process. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A caring Lifetime coordinator will listen and give you all the information and resources you need.
You can look through adoptive family profiles and pick adoptive families you think are the right fit for you and your baby. You may want a family from Oklahoma or from a different state. You can meet families open to the contact you feel you want now and in the future. Adoption isn’t just for newborns, as well. If you have a toddler or older child you think may benefit by being placed for adoption, Lifetime can help. A professional counselor will work with you to create a transition plan for you, and your child. She will also help you create a post-adoption contact agreement that works for everyone, most importantly, the child.
If you are pregnant and have decided on adoption, a hospital plan will be important. Your adoption coordinator will help create a plan that will document who you want with you in the delivery room, who you would like to hold and feed the baby first, and other decisions. You also will have your own attorney, at no cost to you.
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- What characteristics are important to you in an adoptive family?
- What kind of contact would you like to have with the family in the future?
- Are there pregnancy-related expenses or resources you need help with?
For every child, there is an adoptive family wanting to grow their family through adoption. It is a loving and courageous choice to place your child for adoption. Modern adoption does not mean saying goodbye to your child forever anymore. Instead, you can stay in touch via updates, pictures, and even occasional visits. Many of our adoptive families keep a close relationship with their birth mother, birth father, and even grandparents of their child. Recently, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter could attend. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Adoption-related attorney fees
- Pregnancy-related living expenses of the pregnant mother
- Pregnancy-related medical and hospital costs
- Peer and professional counseling fees
Oklahoma Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Reasons for adopting
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- And much more!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Oklahoma
Is adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six on your mind in Oklahoma? As a nationwide leader in modern adoption, Lifetime Adoption is here to guide you on a successful adoption journey. Our Lifetime coordinators have been matching our brave birth mothers with loving adoptive families successfully for over thirty years. They ensure our birth mothers have all the resources they need and support our adoptive families.
Starting the Adoption Process
So, how do you get started? It’s very easy. Just fill out our short online application. The application process is free and does not obligate you in any way. Once your application is submitted and your review complete, you will be contacted by a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. She explains our adoption process and provides the information you need to make a family profile that birth mothers will view. You will also receive information and referrals for your home study, and be provided access to education via webinars, blogs, podcasts, and other resources you need on our membership site.
Mardie Caldwell is the founder of Lifetime Adoption and she created Lifetime Adoption due to the journey she experienced during the adoption of her son. The Lifetime program has now been successful for over 30 years. Our Lifetime coordinators will guide you through the adoption process so your adoption dreams come true.
Adoption Laws in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, a birth mother and birth father sign relinquishment papers anytime after the birth. The adoption is irrevocable upon acceptance by the court.
A home study is a requirement before the finalization of the adoption and legal issues may vary due to individual circumstances. Depend on your Oklahoma adoption attorney to make sure all legal aspects are in place.
Oklahoma Home Studies
With a home study be prepared to provide the following
- Background checks
- Two personal visits, at least two of which are in the home
- Interviews with each parent and any school-aged or above children in the home
- Medical reports
- Employment verification
- Three written references
- Education requirements
You will be asked your reasons for wanting to adopt, what your lifestyle is like, what support system you have, what your parenting style is, your education level, and more. There will then be post-placement visits. There will be one post-placement visit to view the child in the adoptive home.
Whether you are hoping to adopt or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to working with you and providing the information and support you need for successful adoption.
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