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In this month's "Reflections":

  • Birth Mother Day of Fun Report
  • DPA Gala Update (Save the Date)
  • Mental Health Awareness/DPA Counseling Center
  • Let's Get Social - Birth Mothers' Day/Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Birth Mother Day of Fun Report

We took time last month to celebrate our birth mothers through our annual Birth Mother Day of Fun! The group of ladies went to Top Golf in OKC for some food and fun and then came back to the office for a craft and some time to talk and share about their experiences. It is such a valuable time for all of the birth moms to visit with other women who have also placed a child for adoption with DPA. We often hear from birth mothers how much days like this mean to them because it reminds them that they are not alone in their journey.
Thank you to all of the donors who made this event possible! To see a message from some of the women who attended, click the picture. If you haven't made a donation in support of the "Day of Fun", it's not too late. You can click the "DONATE NOW" button to show your support for our birth moms and this event.

Save The Date!

Mark your calendars now to join us on Thursday, August 25th for the 2022 DPA Gala, For the Love of Adoption (formerly known as Angels of Destiny). Our guests this year are Dave and Jenny Marrs from HGTV's "Fixer to Fabulous" and "Rock the Block". Dave and Jenny are adoptive parents to one of their children and we are excited to bring them to OKC to share stories of their faith, family and career. Invitations will be in the mail the first week of June so look for them in a few weeks. We can't wait to see you there!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health plays a big role in our lives and influences the ways we relate to others and engage with the world. It can influence how we deal with stress and difficult circumstances, as well as life’s big and joyful moments. Moreover, mental health can even affect our physical health.

The DPA Counseling Center specializes in foster care/adoption, attachment, infertility and maternal mental health counseling. If you feel like you could benefit from learning some tools to increase your overall mental health, reach out to us! We would love to walk with you in your mental wellness journey. You can email Aly Smith or call her at (405) 949-4200.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

Sunday, May 8th is Mother's Day - but did you know that Saturday, May 7th is BIRTH Mothers' Day? It is a special day set aside to recognize the women who have chosen to place a child for adoption. We will be making a special post on our social media pages that day and need your help. Please consider recording a short video (less than 30 seconds) on your phone and emailing it to Sarah Baird so we can include it in our post? We suggest that your statement be something like "This Birth Mothers' Day, we are thankful for ________". If you have any questions, please call Sarah at (405) 949-4200.

May is also Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. If you or your family are Asian American and/or Pacific Islander, we'd love to share your story and hear how you honor your child's culture. Please reach out to Sarah (contact info above) and she will help you out.

Connect With Us

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption
8308 N. May Avenue, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
(405) 949-4200

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