Welcome to the new online home of Open Adoption & Family Services, freshly designed to meet your needs.
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 options – parenting, 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.
15 reasons to choose Open Adoption & Family Services.
we give absolute equality to every pregnancy option: parenting, abortion and adoption. Our complete focus is on personal choice.
we provide a safe place for pregnant women and couples to make their choice.
we do not practice coercion.
we have an empowerment model grounded in dignity and respect.
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.
we facilitate high-integrity fully open adoptions in which the birth and adoptive parents form genuine relationships, much like extended family.
we welcome all belief systems and are not religiously affiliated.
we embrace diversity and welcome LGBTQ clients.
our information is transparent and accessible. There are not separate messages (or hidden agendas) for expectant parents and adoptive parents.
of our thorough counseling and relationship building, our adoption disruption rates of 4-7% are far below the 20% national average.
we provide lifelong services for birth and adoptive families.
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.
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.
we value the input of birthparents, adoptive parents and adoptees so much, we include them on our Board of Directors.
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 counselors are here to support you.
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 compassion and support you’re seeking. Please fill out our online inquiry form below, and a counselor will contact you shortly. (OA&FS can place children in adoption up to the age of three and one-half.)
Expectant Parent Inquiry Form
Our adoptive families want to build a genuine relationship with you.
We live active lives of the mind; we love to read and learn. We’re engaged in society and its issues and try to live light on the planet. Read more …
We’ve been together a long time and enjoy exercising, hiking, running or skiing. We also have a slight obsession with Harry Potter. Read more …
Our family is made up of two loving adventurous dads, Gary (on right) and Ronnie, and two playful cuddly dogs, Jack and Lucy. 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!
Open adoption is a way to provide your child with the best life they can have and still be in their life. It dispels these fears of “Oh, my parents didn’t want me and they didn’t love me” because your birthparents are there and you know they love you. They made this decision because they love you. It gives this opportunity to grow as a person and to live a really full, rich life. It’s just amazing.
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.
Watch Their Stories Now
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.