We believe in the importance of providing counseling to everyone who desires it. For most adoptees, there are emotional issues and a lifelong impact related to adoption, therefore, we offer additional support through our counseling services. The type and length of counseling will vary depending on each person and what issues are being addressed.
Some families, many years after they have finalized their adoption, have questions or problems that arise with their children, which may require the help of adoption professionals. The most common issue for adoptive parents is guidance in responding to an adoptee's emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. Other issues experienced by adoptees and adoptive parents are: understanding adoption, identity formation, racial issues, and relational challenges.
Adult adoptees also experience similar issues. We want to help you navigate your adoption journey by providing available adoption competent counselors.
We are also committed to providing lifelong services to birth family members. It is normal to experience mixed feelings about adoption and have questions about how to communicate with other family members who may be unaware that an adoption took place.
Counseling is offered to individuals, families, and couples.
To set up an initial free 15-minute telephone consultation with one of our licensed adoption professionals, please email Karin Price, MSW, LSW at Karin@dillonadopt.com.
Currently we provide face-to-face counseling in Oklahoma. You and/or your family will meet with Rebecca Hackworth, MSW, LCSW, or Jan Dunn, CCLS, MSW. To schedule an appointment with either one of our licensed adoption professionals, please contact Janice Impson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-749-4600.
Please complete the following two forms and bring them with you to your first appointment.
• Request for Counseling Services (.pdf)
• Dillon Information and Policy Statement for Counseling Services (.pdf)
• HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (.pdf)
Similar face-to-face adoption counseling is planned in the near future in Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and southern California.