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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City - Adoption, Oklahoma City OK

  • Agency Name
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City - Adoption
  • Agency Location
  • 1501 N. Classen Boulevard
    Oklahoma City, OK 73106
  • Contact Phone
  • (405) 523-3012
  • Contact Name
  • Jewel McCorkle
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption
  • Description
  • If you’re ready to start a family through adoption, we can help. Catholic Charities is a licensed child-placing agency serving the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (the western 2/3 of Oklahoma). Children placed for adoption are infants who are placed in the custody of Catholic Charities by birth parents who have made an adoption plan for their baby. Catholic Charities provides adoption services regardless of ethnicity or religious preference.
  • Adoption Process
  • Pre-application - The agency selects families from the pre-applications that have been submitted. Typically, families who have been waiting the longest are selected first. Formal application - This step begins the home study process. References, medical and financial reports must be submitted. Fingerprints, OSBI background checks and DHS child abuse and neglect checks will be done at this time. Adoptive family review - An agency committee reviews applicants who have completed their home study and makes a formal decision regarding approval. Adoptive preparation seminar - Each applicant is required to attend before finalizing an adoption. Meet other adoptive couples and address various topics related to adoption with adoption professionals. Birth parent review of profiles - Once approved, adoptive parent profiles are presented to birth parents to review and select a home for the baby. Profiles may be placed online for accessibility to potential birth parents. Placement of child - Each placement is unique. Staff will coordinate each step of the process, informing the adoptive couple along the way. Temporary foster care will be utilized before the borth mother relinquishes her rights. Post-placement supervision - The agency conducts a minimum of three scheduled and/or unscheduled visits within the first six months of placement. Finalization - Typically occurs six months after the adoptive couple receives the child. Adoptive couples are responsible for hiring their own attorney. At this time, the adoptive couple will obtain legal custody of the child.
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