As the capital of Oklahoma and the largest city in the state, Oklahoma City has plenty to offer for everyone, including local adoptive families and pregnant mothers. By reaching out to local professionals, Oklahoma City residents can complete an adoption right in their home city.
Here, you will find a collection of Oklahoma City adoption agencies, foster care professionals, home study providers, and anything else you may need to pursue an adoption.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals in Oklahoma City
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 Oklahoma City area and have experience completing local adoptions:
Oklahoma City Foster Care Resources
If you live in Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma City:
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:
Near Oklahoma City:
- Home Study Services
David Worthington, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in working with children and families. Today, he mainly works with Oklahoma families on their home studies.
- America World Adoption
America World Adoption provides domestic and international home studies and post-placement assessments for hopeful Oklahoma parents.
- Dillon International
A licensed international adoption agency, Dillon International is qualified in multiple states to complete domestic and international home studies.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Oklahoma home study
Hospitals near Oklahoma City
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:
Oklahoma Adoption Laws and Requirements
Hopeful parents and pregnant women considering adoption often have questions about Oklahoma City adoption laws, qualifications and processes. Adoption laws are determined by the state, and are the same in Oklahoma City as they are anywhere else in Tennessee. Read below for an overview of some of the adoption laws regulating adoption in Oklahoma City.
Many birth mothers and fathers have questions about the laws, rules and qualifications for placing a baby for adoption in Oklahoma City. Each state determines when and how birth parents can give consent at the time of an adoption. In Oklahoma, birth mothers must wait until after the birth of the child before they can give legal consent.
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 order to adopt, individuals or married couples must be at least 21 years of age. A married individual can adopt alone only if he or she is legally separated.
An outline of laws and regulations for adoptive families in Oklahoma is available on our Oklahoma adoption
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 county court clerk pages listed below to learn more about court proceedings in your area:
Things to Do in Oklahoma City
Many parents who adopt from Tennessee end up spending some time in Oklahoma City, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for their ICPC paperwork to be processed. If your adoption plan brings you to the Oklahoma City area, consider visiting: