Adoption Orientation Meetings

Learn about the adoption process and how to get started. These meetings are held monthly, every other month in the afternoon from 1pm-3pm and opposite months in the evening from 5:30pm-7:30pm. See the calendar for specific dates and times.

Catholic Charities Adoption Services Conference Room
2450 North Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74115

Reservation is requested three days prior to the meeting. Contact Carolyn Lee at 918.508.7131 or clee@cctulsa.org with questions or to reserve your spot.

Agenda

 

Introductions

Steps in Adoption

Approved Adoption Home Study
• Licensed Social Worker/ Counselor who is current in their AHS training

Life Book
• Example of Life Book (showed to Birth parents)
• Based on AP’s “Characteristics of the Child” and Birth parents “Wish List for their child”

Education
• 10 hours required
• Support Group Meetings
• Adoption Learning Partners (adoptionlearningpartners.org)
• Books

Matching Process
• Acceptance/Non-Acceptance
• ICWA
• Notify Adoptive Parents
• Provide Medical Social History
• Upon acceptance – families meet

Risks Associated with Adoption
• Medical
• Legal Risk
• Emotional

Post Placements
• Three-within six months of placement: 1 month, 3 months, 5 months

Termination of Birth Parents Parental Rights
• Court (Relinquishment of Parental Rights) – 6-10 day after birth

Finalization
• AP hire attorney to file for final decree of adoption

Questions/Answers