Older Child Adoption
The older children that come to us bring many joys, along with a wide range of needs resulting from varied backgrounds and life experiences. They may have suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or neglect. They may have experienced multiple homes and varied family settings, making it difficult for them to feel safe. All of them need unconditional love, unlimited encouragement and total commitment from a family of their own. While it is always our first hope to preserve a family unit, for these children, returning to their families is not always possible. It is part of the ministry of Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption (DPA) to match them with forever families who can meet their unique needs. Our desire is for each and every child in the state of Oklahoma to have the best opportunity for life, love, and family.
Minimum age for couples is 21; no more than a 50 year age difference between child and parent. Must be married two or more years. If on second (+) marriage, must be married five or more years. Active in a Christ-centered church.
Before and After Placement
We help you navigate the complexities of the adoption process, offer guidance and encouragement as your child adjusts to your family, and advocate for you and your child’s ongoing needs. Lifelong support is available from a team of adoption specialists.
For more information about initiating your Journey of Adoption thru DPA, please download this PDF file: Older Child Adoption Packet (PDF)
DPA Families Created by Older Child Adoption: Forever Families
James & Rachelle’s Story