Located just a short distance from Oklahoma City, Norman is a populous city with many adoption professionals who have worked with people just like you. Whether you are hoping to adopt or considering adoption for your unborn baby, you can find adoption agencies, hospitals, and anything else you need in Norman, Oklahoma.
The following page will provide you with adoption resources in Norman. For information on laws and processes, you can visit our Oklahoma adoption page.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals in Norman
Prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families should work closely with an adoption professional throughout the process. This professional will provide education, counseling and the adoption services you need to complete your adoption.
When choosing an adoption agency, some people prefer to work with an adoption professional in their area. The following adoption professionals are based in the Norman area and have experience completing local adoptions:
- Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care
- Cindy Allen & Associates
- Nichols Law Firm
- Van Meter Law Office, P.C.
Norman Foster Care Resources
If you live in Norman, Oklahoma, and are interested in fostering a child, you will need to meet certain state requirements for foster parents and complete the home study process. Information about foster parent eligibility, as well as Oklahoma home study requirements, is included in our state adoption information.
The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in Norman:
Home Study Providers
The home study is a major milestone in every adoption and foster care process, and home study requirements are determined by the state. In Oklahoma, the process includes at least one visit to the home and interviews with all members of the household. For more information about what to expect during the home study, visit our guide to Adoption in Oklahoma.
When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact any of these legally qualified home study providers in your area:
- Private Home Studies of Oklahoma, LLC
You can either call or email Jennifer Coffman, M.S., to get started on your Oklahoma home study.
- Adoption Services of Oklahoma
Adoption Services of Oklahoma provides comprehensive services for birth mothers and adoptive families across the state.
- America World Adoption
America World Adoption specializes in domestic and international adoption and will provide home studies for both types of adoption.
- Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a licensed adoption agency that will conduct home studies for families anywhere in Oklahoma.
Hospitals near Norman
If you are a pregnant mother considering adoption, you will eventually need to create a hospital plan. Your adoption specialist and healthcare provider can assist you with this part of your adoption plan. When arranging for your hospital stay, you should consider where and how you want to give birth and who you want to be there with you.
As you think about your hospital trip, you can find more information about hospitals near you:
- HealthPlex Hospital
3300 HealthPlex Parkway
Norman, OK 73072
- The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center
1200 North Children’s Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Oklahoma Adoption Laws and Requirements
Hopeful parents and pregnant women considering adoption often have questions about Norman adoption laws, qualifications and processes. Adoption laws are determined by the state, and are the same in Norman as they are anywhere else in Oklahoma. Read below for an overview of some of the adoption laws regulating adoption in Norman.
Many birth mothers and fathers have questions about the laws, rules and qualifications for placing a baby for adoption in Norman. Each state determines when and how birth parents can give consent at the time of an adoption. In Oklahoma, a birth mother may consent to an adoption only after the child is born.
Information about adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity and more is available in our Oklahoma adoption information.
Hopeful adoptive parents in Oklahoma must meet certain age and residency requirements and follow all laws regulating adoption expenses, finalization, the use of advertising, and more. In the state of Oklahoma, any individual or couple can adopt if they are over 21 years of age. An outline of more laws and regulations for adoptive families in Oklahoma is available on our Oklahoma adoption page.
County Court Information
All adoptions must be finalized in court, a proceeding which occurs around six months after placement. Following a number of post-placement visits, you will be asked to appear in court for the final hearing. At that time, your adoption specialist will provide you with more information.
Visit the Cleveland County Court Clerk page to learn more about court proceedings in your area.
Things to Do in Norman
Many parents who adopt from Oklahoma end up spending some time in Norman, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for their ICPC paperwork to be processed. If your adoption plan brings you to the Norman area, consider visiting: