Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Blog

Unplanned, Unexpected and Accidental Pregnancies: What are my Options?

Many women find themselves facing a difficult, and sometimes overwhelming, situation with an unplanned pregnancy. There are several factors that may influence your decision on what to do next - and if you’re unsure, you are not alone. We want to provide some helpful insights on things to consider when weighing your options. While some women know what they want from the outset, others can find...

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Pre and Post Adoption Counseling: Getting the Help You Need

While adoption can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be challenging at times; even with a great support system, there will likely be a flood of emotions and questions.  For pregnant women considering adoption in Oklahoma, Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption offers counseling and support services. With access to these resources, you will feel empowered to make decisions that align with your...

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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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