No Pressure. No Judgment. Just help.

We Understand

Finding yourself in an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful and carry with it a range of emotions.

We want to help you understand all your options because we believe you deserve to be empowered with knowledge so you can make the right choice for you and your baby. 

No Pressure

Our staff has many years of experience walking with women who are in a similar place, and we want to walk the journey with you, not just during your pregnancy, but for life. You do not have to be alone. We will never pressure you to choose adoption. Instead, you will find someone willing to listen to your thoughts, fears, desires and dreams for the child you are carrying. If adoption is not your choice, we are hopeful we can connect you to needed resources.

No Judgment

If you decide adoption is best for you and your baby, we will help you every step of the way. You will have the opportunity to choose the adoptive family you feel is best for your child and can meet them if you desire. There are many options for open adoption and we can talk through each of them with you. You have the power to make the decisions in the adoption process and we are here to help support and advocate for you.

Just Help

Please know you do not have to make this journey alone. We are here for you and want to support you. We can text, talk on the phone, or meet in person either at our office or at a location that is convenient for you anywhere in the state of Oklahoma. Contact us today at the link below or by calling (405) 397-3140.

Process

We know the adoption process can be daunting and you’ll have many questions.  We want you to know that you are the boss of this process and it’s never too late to make an adoption plan.  Check out our step-by-step guide below.  We are happy to meet with you to answer any questions so you can make an informed decision for you and your baby.

  • First Meeting: We will meet you anywhere that is convenient and walk you through the process.
  • Paperwork: We will help you walk through the necessary paperwork.
  • Choosing a Family: We will show you profiles of our waiting families and you can select the family that is best for you.
  • Meeting Your Family: We will be with you as you meet the family you’ve chosen to ensure you are feeling comfortable and ready.
  • Doctors: If you need help finding a doctor or you need transportation to appointments, we’re here for you.
  • Delivery: You can design your birth plan and decide who is at the hospital and how much time you want with your baby.
  • Hospital Discharge: The baby will go home from the hospital with the adoptive family you’ve chosen.
  • Legal Process: We will set up the required court hearing and provide an attorney for you in the relinquishment of your rights.
  • Lifelong Care: We’re not going anywhere. We want to support you in the days and years following placement.  Support groups, retreats, and birth mother events are held throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get to choose the family?

Yes! You tell us what you’re looking for in a family and we will show you profiles of all the families that match your preferences.  You’ll read a letter from them and see pictures of their home and life.  Once you have selected a family, we’ll set up a time for you to meet them in person to make sure you feel comfortable with your decision.  Check out our waiting families page to see some of our adoptive families.

How do I know the adoptive family is safe?

This is so important to us! All of our families have been through an extensive background check and interview process to make sure they are a safe and healthy family. We look at FBI, state criminal records, sex offender, and child abuse registries. We also get references from friends and family, medical and financial information, employment references, and conduct a home safety inspection.

Where do your families live?

The majority of our families live in Oklahoma, but we have others that live out of state. You can tell us if you prefer a family in or out of state.

What does adoption cost?

There is no cost to you for the adoption. Our agency services are provided free of charge. When you make an adoption plan, your medical care and that of the baby are covered as well.

What rights does the father of my baby have?

Oklahoma requires that the father of the baby be notified about the adoption, but he does not always have to approve of it. We will work with you to address all the legal requirements for the father.

How much will my child know about me?

This is up to you. You can decide to have a completely confidential adoption where no information is exchanged or you can choose a semi-open or open adoption. All of our adoptive families are willing and ready to have a relationship with you that matches your preferences. A semi-open adoption means you would get pictures and letters from the adoptive families with updates on the child and may also have mediated visits. A fully open adoption means you would have visits without the agency present. Most of our adoptions start out as a semi-open adoption.

Will I get to name my baby?

Yes! You will select a name for the baby’s birth certificate at the hospital. The adoptive family will also choose a name that will be placed on the baby’s amended birth certificate after the adoption is finalized. Your child can request their original birth certificate from the state when they turn 18.

Can I see my baby at the hospital?

Yes! You make all the decisions at the hospital about contact. You can choose to have the baby with you the whole time. Most hospitals will give the adoptive family their own room. You can choose to have the baby be with them or go back and forth between you.

Can my child find me when they are older?

This depends on how confidential you want your adoption to be. For those who chose a semi-open or open adoption, a search is not necessary when your child gets older. If you chose to have a closed adoption, it is possible your child may still be able to find you due to DNA testing available today. Our agency will take all steps available to help protect your identity.

Meet Our Adoption Team

Brittany Herndon, LMSW
Adoption Specialist

Bethany Gower, BS
Remote Adoption Specialist

Catherine Howe, CCLS
Adoptive Parent Supervisor

The videos below show some of our birth mothers sharing their experiences.