CPO Makes Families BIG!

Families come in many shapes and sizes. For this, I am grateful. Twenty years ago when I started thinking about having my own family, I never knew how big and beautiful it would become. I became pregnant with Hank in 2002. He was born in March of 2003. He was 5 weeks early and we […]


The Reality of Meeting a Biological Relative for the First Time

Today’s post is written by a CPO adoptee who is now a thriving college student, Isaac Jacobson. While the great majority of CPO adoptions are very open adoptions, in Isaac’s case, the adoption had to be closed. We appreciate his willingness to share this emotional journey with us. I would like to start off this […]


Joy Will Come

”You’re pregnant” were the words that would forever change my life.


What is an Adoption Home Study?

Today’s post is written by one of CPO’s favorite home study providers, Julie Likens. This is great information for prospective adoptive families, but it’s also good for birth families to know who thoroughly our adoptive families are “vetted.” Julie’s contact info is included below in case you are interested in using her services.  Having spent […]


Birth Father Appreciation

This last weekend we celebrated Father’s Day. My husband became a father through the gift of adoption. Here at CPO we love and honor birth moms, as you know. We don’t hear as much about birth dads because they’re often not around after an adoption takes place. That is not the case for our family. […]


2019 Celebrate Life Gala Recap

On Saturday, March 30, nearly 275 guests attended Crisis Pregnancy Outreach’s 15th annual Celebrate Life Gala at Tulsa’s iconic Mayo Hotel.


Birth Mother’s Day

Did you know that there is a special day set aside to celebrate birth mothers and their incredible sacrifices? Birth mothers are crucial in every adoption story, and deserve a day of celebration.


Why Our Family Chose CPO

Now, nearly two years later, we are increasingly confident that CPO is the place for us, and we’d love to share why!


Navigating Transracial Adoption

written by Jenni Hutchins When Kobi Redman’s now teenage daughter was 5, her brown-skinned girl looked up at her and asked “When will my skin turn white like yours, Mommy?” Kobi and her husband, James, became a CPO adoptive family 18 years ago when there was not a long list for adopting a non-Caucasian child. […]


Confessions of an Adoptive Mom

I have a confession. I have been an adoptive mom for 21 years now. I have been a fierce advocate for open adoption longer than that. But today, I am being eaten up with jealousy. I know it’s selfish. I am ashamed. I know it’s not what God wants but sometimes adoption can be so darn complicated and emotional!