Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Blog

Domestic versus International Adoption

Domestic versus International Adoption   Every adoption journey starts differently, but they often have many decisions and considerations in common. One of the first decisions many couples need to make is whether they wish to pursue a domestic or an international adoption. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about both domestic and international adoptions that can lead people to...

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When is it Time to Consider Adoption Counseling?

When is it Time to Consider Adoption Counseling?   Every parent knows children go through hard times as they grow up. Knowing when your child’s difficulties are due to the challenges of growing older and when they are due to the challenges of adoption can be tricky. Adoption counseling can be a great asset for adopted children and their families. However, you need to decide when it’s time...

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The Facts About Adoption vs Abortion

The Facts About Adoption vs Abortion   Unexpected pregnancies are never easy. However, if you’re in a situation where you know you won’t be able to raise your child, you’re left with an even harder choice - to make an adoption plan or undergo an abortion procedure. This is an extremely difficult choice - potentially one of the hardest you will ever make. If you’re pregnant and not sure what...

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How to Make Adoption in Oklahoma More Affordable

How to Make Adoption in Oklahoma More Affordable   One of the most common questions we hear from couples thinking about adopting is, “Why is the process so expensive?” It’s true that there are many costs and expenses involved with adopting. However, those costs shouldn’t stand between you and your dream family. There are many ways to make adoption more affordable, especially if you’re...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Adoption Placement

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Adoption Placement   When you’re facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, you have many difficult decisions to make. Many women consider placing their unborn child for adoption as a solution. Yet, there are many misconceptions they have about the placement process. To help you make healthy and loving choices for yourself and your child, we’ve compiled...

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Overcoming Difficulties in an Open Adoption Relationship

Overcoming Difficulties in an Open Adoption Relationship   Open adoptions are becoming more popular with both birth parents and adoptive families. They offer many advantages to everyone involved in the adoption, and in many cases, they result in a strong and positive family bond. However, some open adoption relationships can result in strain and stress. If you have encountered difficulty in...

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HOPE Groups for Adoptive Parents

HOPE Groups for Adoptive Parents   Adoption is a journey with several paths, and many adoptive parents use therapy to help them navigate the multiple twists and turns. At Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption (DPA), we are committed to providing adoption/foster-competent therapy to individuals, couples, families and children through our Connect Counseling Center. Now, we’re happy to announce a...

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Over a Century of Help in Oklahoma

Over a Century of Help in Oklahoma   Sunday, January 15, marked the 33rd Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. On the third Sunday of January each year, our nation celebrates the sacred nature of life and renews the commitment to protect and promote the lives of those most vulnerable. However, we’ve been working toward the protection of life and family for far more than 33 years. This year marks...

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When and How Should You Talk About Adoption with Your Children?

When and How Should You Talk About Adoption with Your Children?   It’s one of the most common questions people have about adoption: “How do I explain it to my kids?” Whether you’re an adoptive parent, a birth parent who relinquished a child, or a friend or family member with children, adoption is never an easy subject to discuss with kids. Here are a few of our tips for approaching this...

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The Benefits of Post-Adoption Support for Birth Parents

The Benefits of Post-Adoption Support for Birth Parents   Placing a child for adoption is never an easy decision. However, it’s much more difficult when you choose to do it alone. Many women, when placing their child for adoption, work through lawyers or facilitators instead of adoption agencies. While you can have a good experience with a lawyer, adoption agencies have at least one major...

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