CONSIDERING ADOPTION? WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

ABOUT US

THE ADOPTION CHOICES OF OKLAHOMA DIFFERENCE

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a leader in the adoption community. The agency has assisted birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma. The agency’s staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. The professional staff of Adoption Choices of Oklahoma work closely together and remain available to all parties.

 

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma networks on a local, regional, and national basis to communicate with expectant parents. The agency operates an ongoing, comprehensive and cost-apportionment program, which significantly reduces the waiting time from completed home study to placement. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma also works closely with adoptive families and expectant families who have matched outside of the agency. The Designated Program offers all the same services except for the outreach and cost-apportionment.

 

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma supports the concept of open adoption but also understands that individuals vary in the level of openness they are most comfortable with. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma works closely with the expectant families to determine their desires in adoption and then works to match with adoptive families open to the same type of contact. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma remains flexible in order to satisfy the requests and needs of expectant parents and adoptive parents. We understand that adoption is different for everyone.

 

We look forward to working with you as you set out on the journey of growing your family.

MEET OUR STAFF

Natalie Turner

Executive Director

Natalie Turner has worked in the Social Services field for most her career. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and feels that her life’s calling is to work directly with birth parents and adoptive families.

 

“I believe that my role in the adoption process is to assist the birth parents with stability, available services, and emotional support/guidance through their choice of adoption; I feel that it is my role with adoptive families to guide them through the adoptive process,” Natalie says.

 

Natalie worked as a Birth Parent Counselor for Adoption Choices of Oklahoma for over two years. In this role, she made sure that birth parents and adoptive families feel respected during the adoption process, and she made sure everyone receives all the needed information. Natalie says her family tells her that she tries to save the world. She says she isn’t trying to save the world – she is only trying to make a life long positive impact on the people and families she encounters.

 

Natalie became the Executive Director for Adoption Choices of Oklahoma in 2016. She continues to work closely with birth parents and adoptive families while also building relationships with other agencies and assisting and training staff as they work with families.

Kirsten Mcgonigal

Child Placement Supervisor

Kirsten McGonigal holds a duel Masters of Social Work and Public Health degree and has a wide range of experience. She seeks to empower the individuals she works with and assists them in creating sustainable solutions. Kirsten is very knowledgeable in the social services arena and maintains close connections with several other community agencies.

 

Kirsten worked as a Birth Parent Counselor for Adoption Choices of Oklahoma for 18 months prior to taking on additional roles as the Child Placement Supervisor. As the Child Placement Supervisor, Kirsten assists families navigate the world of adoptions by writing home studies and reviewing adoptive family applications. She also remains available to serve birth parents during their time of need while also helping them to problem solve on their own.

Jessica Baxter

Birth Parent Counselor /
Adoption Case Worker

Kirsten McGonigal holds a duel Masters of Social Work and Public Health degree and has a wide range of experience. She seeks to empower the individuals she works with and assists them in creating sustainable solutions. Kirsten is very knowledgeable in the social services arena and maintains close connections with several other community agencies.

 

Kirsten worked as a Birth Parent Counselor for Adoption Choices of Oklahoma for 18 months prior to taking on additional roles as the Child Placement Supervisor. As the Child Placement Supervisor, Kirsten assists families navigate the world of adoptions by writing home studies and reviewing adoptive family applications. She also remains available to serve birth parents during their time of need while also helping them to problem solve on their own.

Abra Coleman

Birth Parent Counselor

Bio coming soon…

Heather Hope

Home Study Specialist

Bio coming soon…

Robin Mayerhoefer

Executive Office Assistant

Bio coming soon…

Esther "Christine" Hartman

Birth Parent Counselor

Bio coming soon…

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