Welcome to the July 2021 "Reflections". This month you'll read about our upcoming golf tournament, meet our Adoptive Parent Supervisor, learn a little DPA History in "Coffee Talk with DQ," plus much, much more. We hope you enjoy this month's issue!
Golf For DPA
Join us on Monday, September 20th for the Inaugural DPA Open golf tournament at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. This 18-hole scramble tournament will tee off at 8:00 AM and features long drive and closest to the pin contests PLUS an exciting team putting contest for everyone. We have many sponsorship opportunities available as well. Even if you don't play golf, would you consider sharing the information with your company to see if they would be willing to be a sponsor or put a team together?
Summer Giving Campaign
Hopefully, you've received your Summer 2021 mailing by now. If you haven't donated yet, it's not too late to participate. Every dollar raised goes directly to help the women, children and families that God brings to us! You can see some examples of how your gift helps by clicking the button below. Please make your donation today.
Catherine joined the DPA staff in May 2006. Her passions include providing counsel and support to women and assisting adoptive families during their journey of adoption. Prior to her position as an Adoption Supervisor, Catherine worked as an Adoption Specialist at DPA and as a Child Life Specialist at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center for eight years...
Adoptive Family Update!
We live in southwest Oklahoma on a ranch near Altus and have two kids, Turner (almost 10) and Taos (almost 1). Turner was adopted through Deaconess and last year after 16 years of marriage and years of infertility treatment before Turner, we found ourselves experiencing quite a shock of an unexpected pregnancy. We welcomed Taos in August, just 11 days before Turner turned 9. Turner is involved in many sports. As a family we enjoy playing golf, cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, skiing, hunting, and traveling!
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
We are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal of 4000 Facebook followers by the end of the summer - we are less than 50 away. Would you help us get there by encouraging your friends to follow us? Once we reach our goal, we will draw 10 random names from our followers to win DPA Swag Bags. Thanks for your help!
We are making plans now for Adoption Awareness Month in November. One of our goals is to share as many adoption stories as we can on our social media platforms. We'd love to have photos, written stories and videos so we can show how God has touched lives through adoption. If you are interested in submitting a story, some photos or recording a short video, please reach out to Sarah Baird by clicking the button below.
Check out our Worship Wednesday playlists on Apple Music and Spotify! Whether you listen during your prayer time, while you are out for a walk, or just driving to and from work or around town, we hope they inspire you and give you comfort throughout your week.
Coffee Talk With DQ - DPA History
Last week, in the second installment of "Coffee Talk with DQ", Executive Director Heather Hails sat down with David and talked about the history of DPA. We've come a long way from our humble beginnings in 1900 - before Oklahoma was even a state! If you missed it, you can watch the replay here.
Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption
8308 N. May Avenue, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120