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We are honored to be an adoption agency invited by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to place Oklahoma’s Waiting Children.

We feel our experience in intercountry adoption will help us to make a difference for the more than 350 children currently in Oklahoma’s foster care system awaiting adoptive families.

The children who are currently waiting for adoption range in age from infants to 17 years old. They are from various ethnic backgrounds and some have special emotional, medical or physical needs; many are part of a sibling group needing to be placed together.

Because the State of Oklahoma is subsidizing much of the adoption cost, the fees are much less than private adoptions.

The new domestic adoption program will allow families to request consideration to adopt a specific child listed on Dillon’s Waiting Child Page or on the AdoptUSKids website.

Prospective families will be required to complete training through DHS and Dillon International will assist families throughout their adoption journey, offering home study and post-placement services to adoptive families, as well as assisting with arrangements necessary to finalize their adoption.

FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

Parents’ Ages

  • At least 25
  • No more than 15 years age difference between spouses
  • Single applicants accepted

Length of Marriage

  • Couples married at least 2 years for first marriage and 3 years for a second marriage

Children in Family

  • Maximum of 8 children prior to adoption, case by case

Residence

  • All 50 states

Child’s Gender

  • Families may choose the gender of their child.

Travel

  • A minimum of one visit with OKDHS staff prior to meeting child
  • Up to three visits with the child, one day each

Post-Placement

  • 8 post-placement reports due in first 6 months and monthly thereafter until adoption is finalized

Timeline

  • Application: 2-3 months
  • Home study: 2-3 months
  • Referral: 2-6+
  • Child’s arrival: 1-2 months
  • Total timeframe: 7-14+ months

Want to see how this compares to other countries’ requirements? Look at our program comparison chart.

Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.

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