The Oklahoma Adoption Coalition is a statewide non-profit organization of adoption agencies, professionals, and individuals dedicated to improving adoption services and promoting adoption as a positive option for children who need the security of a permanent and nurturing family.
The purpose and goals of the Oklahoma Adoption Coalition are to:
- Promote adoption as a positive option for children who need the security of a permanent and nurturing family,
- Promote the best interest of the child as the primary focus of all adoption practices and laws
- Promote a recognition of the rights, responsibilities and needs of all members of the adoption triad,
- Promote the use of licensed Child Placing Agencies for the delivery of adoption services, and
- Promote the development of quality standards for adoption practices within the legal, medical, social work, and mental health professions.
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Code of Ethics of the
Oklahoma Adoption Coalition
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We commit ourselves as individuals, professionals and as agencies to fulfill the ethical principles in this code.
We pledge to:
- Ensure that no adoptive child, birth family, adoptive family and adult adoptee is denied available services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, gender or disability;
- Support services to adoptive children, birth families, adoptive families and adult adoptees while recognizing that our primary responsibility is always the best interest of the child;
- Be an advocate on behalf of adoptive children, birth families, adoptive families, and adult adoptees;
- Support a full continuum of adoptive services, including post-adoption services;
- Involve as fully as possible the adoptive child, birth family, and adoptive family in all planning and decision making about services to be rendered;
- Endeavor to provide the most appropriate adoptive placement that will best meet the child's physical, emotional, developmental, and spiritual needs;
- Facilitate temporary foster care until an appropriate adoptive placement can be made;
- Intervene or seek alternative placements only when the birth family or adoptive family is unable to meet the needs of the child;
- Support permanency planning for children;
- Not participate in, condone, or be associated with dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in the provision of adoption services;
- Respect the privacy of clients and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional services, except where indicated by law;
- Promote research and education in the field of adoption to maintain the integrity of the profession; and
- Promote public awareness of adoption issues related to children, birth families, adoptive families, and adult adoptees.