It’s Time…Let’s Adopt!

Catholic Charities’ Adoption Services is hosting “It’s Time…Let’s Adopt!” for couples considering adoption. This course will be a comprehensive overview of the adoption process.

• Review the history of adoption in our culture
• Gain insight into how the legacy of adoption may impact our own thinking and the thinking of others….Myths of adoption.
• Explore the types of adoption along with the emotional and psychological dynamics of the adoption experience
• Explore the meaning of open and closed adoptions and the purpose of a family life book
• Gain knowledge of the Adoption Home Study requirements and process.
• Identify, explain and access answers to the legal requirements of adoption such as Oklahoma Adoption Code, birth parent rights and Indian Child Welfare Act with Jennifer Kern, attorney with Newton, O’Connor, Turner and Ketchum
• Understand the various influences on birth parents and their decision: religious, extended family, age, cultural and societal influences
• Understand the process of “being matched” with a birth mother, the hospital experience and the risks associated with all adoptions
• Gain knowledge of international adoption.
• Learn about Post Placement requirements and the Final Decree of Adoption.
• Explore how and when to discuss adoption with your kids.
• Review the concerns about “searching” and adoption.
• Wrap-up and provide course evaluation.

There is a $20.00 per person charge for the course. Lunch will be provided.

Babysitting NOT available for this class.

The course will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 9 am to 4 pm at Catholic Charities, 2450 N. Harvard in Tulsa.

To register or for more information, contact Marissa Beets, Adoption Case Manager, at 918.508.7131 or mbeets@cctulsa.org. Please give your name, home address, zip code, home phone number and name of parish or church.