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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or in the Oklahoma County region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Oklahoma may be found on our Oklahoma State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma County, Oklahoma are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The provider of affordable prenatal care in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area is:
- Variety Care (multiple locations)
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Oklahoma City with limited financial resources is provided at SoonerCare.
Hospitals Serving Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the surrounding Oklahoma County region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. A home study provider licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Oklahoma City area is:
Adoption Choice of Oklahoma
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma. The agency's staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process.
Become A Foster Parent In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Oklahoma County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting Oklahoma Fosters or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Oklahoma City, the matter will be filed through the Probate Department at the Oklahoma County Courthouse.
Oklahoma City also has many great sites to visit. If you are in the area during your adoption journey, be sure to check some of the local Oklahoma City attractions like the Oklahoma City Zoo or the Myriad Botanical Gardens.