We hope you are enjoying our monthly "Reflections". For June, we share some insight into the journey of an expectant mother, highlight one of our adoptive families, and we introduce our Executive Director, Heather Hails!  Scroll down to keep reading. If you have any ideas for future stories, please let us know!


Path To Adoption

No two adoption stories are the same but they do have one thing in common. They all begin when a courageous woman reaches out to us during a challenging time in her life. We talk often about the adoption triad and how we work for the good of ALL members. We wanted to share what the adoption experience looked like for one of our birth mothers.



Meet Heather!

Heather originally joined the DPA family in 2011 and served as the Child Placement Supervisor for six years.  After living out-of-state for a year, she was thrilled to re-join the team in 2018 as Executive Director.

Heather has long had a heart for children and families and became interested in adoption during college through an internship at an adoption agency.


Coffee Talk!

Join us for "Coffee Talk with DQ" on the 3rd Thursday of the month as our Development Specialist interviews someone with ties to Deaconess and/or adoption in general. During the chats which will broadcast live on our Facebook page, you will have the opportunity to submit questions in real time and be part of the conversation. Send David an email to let him know if there are topics you would like to see in the future!

Videos will be posted on our YouTube channel and you can watch the first episode now.


Adoptive Family Update!

We are the Shockley family. We live in Jenks, Ok. We have 4 children: Owen 15, Cooper 14, Sadie 12, and Emery just turned 11 this week. Our kids are involved in sports. We enjoy snow skiing, lake activities, and going to the beach.


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


We are "On Our Way to 4K!" and need your help. We want to grow our number of Facebook supporters to 4000 by the end of July. We are almost to our goal (we are just under 3900 followers at the time this email was sent) and are asking you to invite your friends to "like" our page (and of course make sure that YOU are following us too) so they can stay up to date with the latest news from DPA. Personal recommendations are the best way to attract new followers and it is so easy to encourage your friends to join us. We encourage you to include a brief message letting your friends know why Deaconess is important to you when you share and invite others to join. We will be giving DPA swag bags to 10 random followers when we hit our goal, so keep sharing our page to your friends and help us get there!

We are always looking for songs to add to our Worship Wednesday playlists on Spotify and Apple Music. If you have a song that is meaningful to you, please send it to Sarah Baird so we can add it!

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