Open Adoption & Family Services
Adoption Resources for Expectant Parents and Adoptive Families


You have choices. We’ll support and empower you.


At Open Adoption & Family Services, we support pregnant women and couples in making decisions about their pregnancy optionsparenting, abortion, adoption – in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We’re a pro-choice agency that welcomes diversity. Our fully open adoptions include ongoing visits and lifelong services.

A young woman who was empowered by her decision to seek Open Adoption services

Are you pregnant or parenting?

Call us to speak with a counselor.

Are you pregnant or parenting? Or is your partner, or someone close to you, pregnant or parenting? When you talk to our counselors, you’ll find the understanding and support you’re seeking. Call any time, day or night, 1-800-772-1115.

We’re honored to offer our services to women and couples throughout the United States. If you live in Oregon or Washington and would like to meet in person we have offices in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, Washington or we’ll come to you. We can also meet via Skype. (OA&FS can place children in adoption up to the age of three and one-half.)


Call 1-800-772-1115

A counselor can talk with you now. We’re available 24/7 to listen and provide you with a compassionate, non-judgmental space to talk about your thoughts and feelings. You’ll be treated with dignity and respect as you explore all of your options. Para Español 1-800-985-6763.

Fill Out Our Online Contact Form

A counselor will contact you shortly when submitted Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm PST. If outside of these hours, we’ll reach out to you the following weekday. Continue to form page.

If you’d like to inquire about becoming an adoptive parent, get started here.

Text “Open” to 971-266-0924

Available M-F, 9 am-5 pm PST.

Expectant Parent Inquiry Form

15 reasons to choose Open Adoption & Family Services.


Happy adoptive families, birth parents, and adoptees.
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    we give absolute equality to every pregnancy option: parenting, abortion and adoption. Our complete focus is on personal choice.

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    we provide a safe place for pregnant women and couples to make their choice.

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    we do not practice coercion.

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    we have an empowerment model grounded in dignity and respect.

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    of our high quality services, if a woman thoughtfully explores all of her options and decides she wants to plan an adoption, she will be best served through our agency.

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    we facilitate high-integrity fully open adoptions in which the birth and adoptive parents form genuine relationships, much like extended family.

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    we welcome all belief systems and are not religiously affiliated.

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    we embrace diversity and welcome LGBTQ clients.

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    our information is transparent and accessible. There are not separate messages (or hidden agendas) for expectant parents and adoptive parents.

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    of our thorough counseling and relationship building, our adoption disruption rates of 4-7% are far below the 20% national average.

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    we provide lifelong services for birth and adoptive families.

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    our counselors are highly qualified, experienced and compassionate. They’re a dedicated crew whose roster brims with Masters degrees in social work, counseling and marriage and family therapy. Many of them are also licensed clinical social workers.

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    we cultivate a vibrant open adoption community and host events such as an annual birthmothers’ retreat, summer picnics, holiday parties and speaking engagements from nationally-known open adoption experts.

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    we value the input of birthparents, adoptive parents and adoptees so much, we include them on our Board of Directors.

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    expectant parents trust us to support them in this complex decision-making process. And prospective adoptive parents choose us to be their partner in this journey.



Our adoptive families want to build a genuine relationship with you.


Emma and Ronen are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We believe that children are more receptive to the diversity of the world if they have the opportunity to experience it firsthand. We also love to share our experiences – from grocery shopping to camping to concerts – with our son. Read more …

Ashley and Brian are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We are both in the field of creating healthy opportunities for kids and our community through our chosen professions as a nutrition/garden educator (Ashley) and educator of youth bicycling and walking safety (Brian). Read more …

Joseph and Bryan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Loving families come in all shapes and sizes. We want our child to have the benefit of knowing and growing with all their family members. Read more …

Michael and Shawna are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Over the years, we've come to understand that the strongest family ties aren't made by blood or law, but by the heart. We're all very much looking forward to expanding our family again. With a new child, of course, but also with a new birthfamily. Read more …


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Watch OA&FS real life stories.

Your window into the world of our progressive, pro-choice agency.


These innovative videos show you each stage of the process. Learn about our program from the people living it!

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Open Adoptee Brianna's quote - Open adoption is a great thing that not a lot of people know is even an option. It is a great way to give your child the life they deserve and still be a part of their life.

Open adoptees speak out.


The first open adoptees are now young adults. We’ve amplified their voices in these exclusive videos as they share how meaningful their open adoption experiences have been. They lead the way for new generations to thrive.


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Origins Therapy strengthens individuals and families in all their forms.

Does your story include any of these roles?



As a result of the various paths to parenthood, there is an emerging need for a new type of emotional support. OA&FS offers counseling for those whose lives have been touched by adoption, (private, state and international), surrogacy and reproductive technology. We call this Origins Therapy.

Our therapy will provide individuals and families with clarity, openness and honesty through the profound life experiences and choices they are facing. Do you have unresolved issues and emotions regarding your origins? Your child’s origins? Your role in helping others build their family? We’ll meet you wherever you are on your journey. We can help.