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...

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How to Deal With Common Pregnancy Fears

It’s natural to feel a little scared when you become pregnant - and even more so when you weren’t expecting it. However, pregnancy doesn’t have to be scary. Your journey can teach you a lot about yourself, and it can provide a better life for your baby and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tips for Starting an Adoption Search and Reunion

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...

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Domestic versus International Adoption

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,...

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When is it Time to Consider Adoption Counseling?

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...

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The Facts About Adoption vs Abortion

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...

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How to Make Adoption in Oklahoma More Affordable

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 -...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Adoption Placement

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...

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HOPE Groups for Adoptive Parents

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...

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Over a Century of Help in Oklahoma

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,...

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The Benefits of Post-Adoption Support for Birth Parents

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...

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Considerations for Adopting a Child Later in Life

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...

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How to Unseal Closed Adoption Records in Oklahoma

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...

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How to Help an Older Child Adjust to Adoption

It’s natural to feel a little scared when you become pregnant - and even more so when you weren’t expecting it. However, pregnancy doesn’t have to be scary. Your journey can teach you a lot about yourself, and it can provide a better life for your baby and...

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Balancing Work and Family After Adoption

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 -...

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Is Adoption Right for Me and My Baby?

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...

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Preparing for your Adoption Reunion.

It’s no secret that parents, on average, are older today than they used to be. Many people are waiting until later in life to get married and start a family. However, biological parents aren’t the only ones getting older. It’s also becoming increasingly common for...

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How to Talk to Your Family About Your Adoption Plans

Many adopted children in closed adoptions have dreams of meeting their birth parents, and many birth parents dream of meeting the children they released for adoption as well. However, adoption reunions aren’t always what we imagine they’ll be. If you’re seeking a...

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How to Handle a Failed Adoption

Adoption can be a difficult decision to pursue - but it can be even harder to explain it to your loved ones. This is true whether you’re a birth mother considering placing your child for adoption or a family desiring to create your family through adoption. Talking to...

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What To Do While You Wait for your Adoption

Many adopted children in closed adoptions have dreams of meeting their birth parents, and many birth parents dream of meeting the children they released for adoption as well. However, adoption reunions aren’t always what we imagine they’ll be. If you’re seeking a...

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How to Adopt a Child in Oklahoma

Adoption can be a difficult decision to pursue - but it can be even harder to explain it to your loved ones. This is true whether you’re a birth mother considering placing your child for adoption or a family desiring to create your family through adoption. Talking to...

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How to Get Involved in National Adoption Month 2015

Adoption is a journey that changes your life forever! If you have felt the call to adopt in Oklahoma and want to know what to do next, you’ve come to the right place. Our Oklahoma adoption agency has helped thousands of parents with their adoption journeys, and we can...

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How to Create a Loving Family from a Transracial Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. This year’s initiative, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family,” spotlights the needs of waiting children in foster care. These older children are at-risk of aging out and face numerous hardships. Helping these children is more than...

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How Does an Adoption Home Study Work in Oklahoma?

Adoption is a journey that changes your life forever! If you have felt the call to adopt in Oklahoma and want to know what to do next, you’ve come to the right place. Our Oklahoma adoption agency has helped thousands of parents with their adoption journeys, and we can...

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Celebrating Older Child Adoption in Oklahoma

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoptions in Oklahoma City is pleased to invite you to our 8th annual Angels of Destiny fundraising dinner on August 25, 2015. This year our featured speaker will be Kevin Sorbo, the star of Hollywood film God’s Not Dead and the unforgettable...

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What Is An Adoption Plan?

Many adoption agencies in Oklahoma focus on infant adoptions. At Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoptions, we also focus our efforts on helping prospective families see the benefits and beauty of adopting an older child. Older child adoption can be challenging, but it’s also...

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Handling Post-Adoption Depression

Many adoption agencies in Oklahoma focus on infant adoptions. At Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoptions, we also focus our efforts on helping prospective families see the benefits and beauty of adopting an older child. Older child adoption can be challenging, but it’s also...

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Open or Closed Adoption: Which Is Right for You?

New parents frequently hear about postpartum depression and how it can affect life after giving birth. It’s much less common to hear about the counterpart in adoptive parents’ lives: post-adoption depression. However, PAD is a very real phenomenon that affects...

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Jimmy Wayne Concert to Support Oklahoma Foster Children

When you decide to adopt a child, you have a lot of additional choices to make. One of the biggest is the kind of adoption you wish to pursue: open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Each type of adoption has its benefits, and happy families are formed under each type...

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Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoptions in Oklahoma City

New parents frequently hear about postpartum depression and how it can affect life after giving birth. It’s much less common to hear about the counterpart in adoptive parents’ lives: post-adoption depression. However, PAD is a very real phenomenon that affects...

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