Adoption Requirements

We need loving families.

Crisis Pregnancy Outreach works with potential adoptive families who:

  • Are committed Evangelical Christians active in their church
  • Understand and embrace the concept of Open Adoption
  • Have undergone a Home Study done by a Licensed Social Worker, in the state in which they reside
  • Promise that one parent will be at home full-time, until the child is in at least Pre-K.
  • Promise that they will allow and provide as much contact with the birth mother as SHE desires
  • Have been married for no less than three (3) years
  • Agree to avoid corporal punishment and other harsh discipline methods
  • Due to the dangers of secondhand smoke, CPO requires that our adoptive families do not smoke.

Living in Oklahoma is not a requirement to become an adoptive family through CPO However, since we are an open adoption agency we prefer that our families live in Oklahoma or are able to travel to the Tulsa area often to maintain an open relationship with their child's birth family. 

CPO asks local adoptive families to pay an agency fee of $7,500.00 and provide 150 hours of volunteer work. Our fees are much lower than many other agencies.  All monies are used to pay for operating expenses, professional counseling services, maternity and personal care items for expectant mother’s, support group supplies, and other necessary expenses. The CPO agency fee does not include attorney or legal fees you will incur, the cost of your federally required home study, a $300 application fee, or the cost of the Waiting Families Workshop ($350) which you will be required to attend.  The cost of printing life books range from $30 to $100.

We carefully select all of our waiting families and our goal is to have a diverse group for an expectant mom to choose from. Our current need is for couples in the categories listed above.

CPO is NOT agency exclusive. This means you can begin an adoption process with a different agency while waiting on the CPO opportunity to be available. If you meet the requirements listed above and are interested in adopting through CPO, you can learn more about the adoption process here.