Eligibility Requirements

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Nightlight’s office in Tulsa

Nightlight Christian Adoptions in Tulsa is licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Social Services to select suitable families for children needing adoption. The selection of adoptive parents is based on their eligibility to meet state and agency requirements, foreign country requirements (if applicable), their capacity for adoptive parenthood, and the availability of children whose needs they can meet. Nightlight’s Oklahoma office can provide referrals for embryo donation and embryo adoption, as well as international adoption.

 

RESIDENCE

Nightlight can perform home studies for families living in Oklahoma.

RELIGION

Applicants must be committed to providing their child with a constructive, wholesome and spiritual home environment.

HEALTH

Adoptive applicants must give evidence of good health, both physical and mental, which will be verified during the application process by medical examinations and psychological evaluations.

AGE

In Oklahoma you must be 21 years old to adopt.

MARRIAGE

Adoptive applicants are encouraged to have been married a minimum of two years when the home study begins. We hope this period will provide the couple sufficient time to establish a home, financial security, and to adjust to the marriage as well as to each other. Married applicants must have a satisfying and secure marriage. Single parents are eligible to adopt if they meet the qualifications of a stable home environment, financial security and have a strong support network of family and friends.

EDUCATION

Classes and reading are required of adoptive families pertaining to parenting skills and adoption issues. Our goal is to prepare you to be the best parents possible for your child.

FINANCES

Adopting parents must be able to provide a financially stable home, demonstrated by a solid credit history and ability to live within their means.

PREGNANCY

Before you begin the adoption process, you need to complete all your infertility treatments so you can truly be ready to be the best parent for your adopted child. If you become pregnant while in the adoption process, notify our office immediately. We will place your file on hold. When you are ready to consider adoption again – generally at least when your child is nearing their first birthday – call us to discuss re-activating your file.

DOMESTIC ADOPTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For answers to your questions about domestic adoption, visit the Domestic Adoption FAQ’s Section

OKLAHOMA DOMESTIC ADOPTION GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST

We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss our services. Appointments can be scheduled on an individual basis. Call the office for more information and to set up a meeting time.

How do we get started?

  • Fill out an online Application – This is the first step in the process. All prospective adoptive parents considering a home study with Nightlight need to complete this online application. If you have questions or concerns, please call or email our office. Upon completion of your application, we will review it and contact you. Once we contact you and you wish to proceed in the home study process with Nightlight, please follow step 2.
  • Read our Domestic Adoption Booklet found on the Domestic Adoption page and sign the Domestic Agreement with fee schedule. Mail it to our office along with the Initial Home Study Phase fee.
  • Once we receive the Agreement Form and check, we will walk you through the process of completing your home study. We will be there to support you through the paperwork, education, and social work visits.

Please read the information provided and FAQs before submitting your application. If you have questions, contact Debbie Nomura by phone at (918)491-6767 or by e-mail at debbien@nightlight.org.