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...

Considerations for Adopting a Child Later in Life

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...

How to Unseal Closed Adoption Records in Oklahoma

For many adoptees, the search for their birth families can take many years and be filled with twists and turns. One of the biggest obstacles to an adoption reunion journey is the possibility of closed or sealed adoption records. It can be very hard to unseal adoption...

How to Help an Older Child Adjust to Adoption

Adopting an older child is a very different experience than adopting an infant. One of the biggest distinctions between the two is the process of adjustment for older children. Unlike infants, it can take lots of time and effort for an adopted older child to see you...

Balancing Work and Family After Adoption

One of the biggest challenges of adopting a child is adjusting to parenthood. This can be especially hard for couples who both work. Balancing work and family life is difficult for every working couple, but adoptive parents have their own particular challenges as...

Is Adoption Right for Me and My Baby?

One of the scariest feelings in the world is being pregnant and not knowing what to do next. Unfortunately many women go through this situation every day, and most don’t know where to turn. Adoption is becoming more popular with many, but how do you know if it’s right...

Preparing for your Adoption Reunion.

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...

How to Handle a Failed Adoption

There are many common fears among couples seeking to create or expand their family through adoption. One of the biggest fears is “failed” adoptions – an adoption that starts but, for one reason or another, doesn’t finish. Failed adoptions happen for many...

What To Do While You Wait for your Adoption

One of the most difficult things about adopting a child can be all the waiting involved. You might be waiting to be matched. You might be enduring a long waiting period before your adoption finalizes. Perhaps you’re even waiting for your child to be born. It can be...

How to Adopt a Child 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...

Celebrating Older Child Adoption in Oklahoma

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...

What Is An Adoption Plan?

For many people, finding out they’re pregnant is exciting – but for others, it’s nothing but bad news. If you don’t feel like you’re ready to have a child or don’t think you are prepared to support a family, adoption might be the right choice for you. However,...

Handling Post-Adoption Depression

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...

Open or Closed Adoption: Which Is Right for You?

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...

Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoptions in Oklahoma City

Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoptions is Oklahoma’s oldest adoption agency. For more than 100 years, we have helped connect women facing unplanned pregnancies with adoptive families. We have helped more than 12,000 women in a crisis pregnancy and have created over...