Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Blog

How Do I Select an Adoptive Family at an Oklahoma Adoption Agency?

As an expectant parent who is considering adoption in Oklahoma, you probably have many questions.  One of the biggest questions you’re probably asking yourself is, “How do I choose an adoptive family?”  Choosing the family who will raise your child is a huge decision.  Many worry about finding a family who will love and protect their child or about the safety of adoptive families.  Our Adoption...

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Is Adoption Right for Me and My Baby?

It can be a very scary feeling to find out you are pregnant and not know what to do next.  You’ll probably hear about a lot of different options and may feel overwhelmed and not sure where to turn.  Our staff is available to walk with you and help you examine all your options in a non-judgmental atmosphere so you can decide, “Is adoption right for me and my baby?” Why People Choose Adoption...

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Adoption vs. Abortion – What Will I Feel?

Adoption vs. Abortion - What Will I Feel?   For many women, parenting isn’t an option when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy. These women are faced with a huge decision: whether to choose abortion or adoption placement. Neither choice is easy, and there are major considerations for both. If you are going through a difficult pregnancy decision yourself or you’re helping someone who is, it’s...

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Tips for Being Yourself In Your Adoption Profile

Tips for Being Yourself In Your Adoption Profile   One of the most common pieces of advice for couples looking to adopt is to “be yourselves.” We know how tough this can be. When you’re trying to adopt, the temptation is to make your family look as appealing as possible so you have the best “chance.” But there’s a catch: if you try to make your adoption profile appealing to everyone,...

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Tips for Bonding With Your Adopted Baby

Tips for Bonding With Your Adopted Baby   In the past, many people believed that newborn babies were “blank slates” that didn’t have any personalities or preferences. Today, we know better. Babies form clear preferences for people and environments - and that means bonding is vital. For birth parents, the bonding process starts before the baby is even born. However, for adoptive parents, you...

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Important Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency

Important Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency   When you’re starting the adoption process, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is which agency to work with. No two adoption agencies are the same, so it’s important for you to choose an agency you are comfortable with. One way to ensure an agency’s views and goals are aligned with your own is to ask them questions before you begin...

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Tips for Starting an Adoption Search and Reunion

Tips for Starting an Adoption Search and Reunion   Adult adoptees often find themselves considering searching for their biological parents and relatives. While feelings about adoption can vary from curiosity to sadness to anger, adult adoptees often say that searching for or finding their biological relations can bring a sense of closure. Unfortunately, the adoption search and reunion...

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Tips for Handling Your Adoption Wait During the Holidays

Tips for Handling Your Adoption Wait During the Holidays   Adoption waiting periods are never easy, but we understand that many waiting families face particular challenges during the holiday season. Being around relatives you don’t see often and facing their questions and curiosity can be hard - as can be seeing your friends and family celebrating with their children. We hope that these...

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The Benefits of Adoption Counseling for Children & Families

The Benefits of Adoption Counseling for Children & Families   November is National Adoption Month, and we here at Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption are dedicated to helping adopted children and adoptive families in every way we can. One of the biggest ways we help kids and families is through our Connect Counseling Center, which provides adoption counseling services to anyone who needs...

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