Scroll through Open Adoption & Family Services’ website and you’ll find some common themes: openness, nonjudgment and connection.
Open Adoption & Family Services, (OA&FS), is a private nonprofit adoption agency that launched in Eugene, OR, in 1985. Today it’s licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and provides services throughout the entire United States.
Yet OA&FS is still the only adoption agency in the Northwest that focuses on a philosophy of openness. They’re pro-choice, welcome diversity and offer free all-options pregnancy counseling. Additionally, their open adoption program includes ongoing visits and lifelong services.
It’s an agency that emphasizes respect and transparency, and celebrates the child as the heart of the adoption process. That means birthparents and adoptive parents are guided through the adoption process in a way that encourages harmony in the child’s experience. And in the 30 years since they opened their doors, the experts at OA&FS have planned over 1,350 successful open adoptions.
This week at PRP we featured OA&FS as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. You can listen to interviews with key members of the organization, below.
- Moving Lives Forward Podcast 03: Self Discovery Through Service - May 6, 2019
- Moving Lives Forward Podcast 02: Strategies for Tackling Student Loan Debt - April 2, 2019
- Moving Lives Forward Podcast 01: Want Impact….Try This! - February 6, 2019