Open Adoption & Family Services
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

We still can’t believe how much we have learned from building our family this way. It honored all our values, most importantly it truly is child-centered, and at all times the staff made this feel like the sacred experience that it is.

— Elizabeth and Ryan, OA&FS Adoptive Parents

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


“The Power of Choice” empowers pregnant women and couples.

Watch our video “The Power of Choice in Adoption”, and see how Open Adoption & Family Services’ unique, high-integrity model provides choice at every touchpoint. This creates lifelong relationships and lasting benefits for the birthmom, the child and the adoptive parents.

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Birthmother Taylor shares her open adoption journey.

Taylor is an OA&FS birthmom who placed her son, August, in 2011. She shared her heartfelt open adoption story of friendship, love and connection for publication in the Rational Enquirer . The Rational Enquirer is a youth sexual health magazine that covers a wide variety of topics meant to inform and connect people in conversation. It’s created by a collaboration of the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force and the Youth Sexual Health Program. We appreciate the partnerships OA&FS has with these organizations.

Read Taylor’s Story

Open adoption: an alternative to state adoption.

Pregnant and parenting moms at risk of state child welfare involvement have choices. If the state removes your child, you have three options:

  • Reunification
  • State Adoption
  • OA&FS Open Adoption
Learn About Your Options and Rights

Exploring adoption? Know where to go.

As an expectant or adoptive parent, you have the right to high-integrity adoption services. At Open Adoption & Family Services, we recognize and honor this. Our gallery of tips highlight some of the most important aspects of an adoption agency’s practices. These reflect the values we bring to every adoption.

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15 reasons to choose Open Adoption & Family Services.


Happy adoptive families, birth parents, and adoptees.
  • BECAUSE

    we give absolute equality to every pregnancy option: parenting, abortion and adoption. Our complete focus is on personal choice.

  • BECAUSE

    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.

  • BECAUSE

    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.

  • BECAUSE

    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.

  • BECAUSE

    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.

  • BECAUSE

    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.

  • BECAUSE

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

  • BECAUSE

    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.


Tyrone and Nathan are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We truly believe it takes a village to raise a child and look forward to building a relationship with our child’s birthparents. We believe this will help our child live their truth. Our hearts are open to this process. Read more …

Jen and John are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We cherish being parents, sharing our love of life, and we have fun doing anything- just as long as we are together. Read more …

Matt and Meredith are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

Open adoption appeals to us because honesty is essential to the trusting relationship we hope to build with our children and their birth parents. Read more …

Errol and Lisa are one of many OAFS families seeking to adopt a child.

We have many friends who we consider family and would do anything we could to support them. Our friends know they can always count on us. We hope our child’s birth family will be open to joining our circle of family. 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.