On Saturday May 4th, the Crisis Pregnancy Outreach celebrated Birth Mother's Day.
Adoptive parents, their children and birth mothers all came together at the Christian Chapel in Tulsa.
In addition, CPO launched a “Celebrate Life” campaign to raise awareness of open adoption as well as highlight the families that provide loving and stable homes for children in need.
“These families make CPO what it is,” said Cheryl Bauman, Executive Director and CPO Founder. “It takes real courage to adopt a child and welcome the birth mom into your family with open arms. We want to celebrate with the loving couples who have found they can share in God’s gift of life and be a part of something bigger than themselves.”
CPO adoptive parents, Damon and Christina Domer, say they know first hand what a life-changing experience open adoption can be. After finding out they couldn’t conceive several years ago, the Broken Arrow couple chose CPO to facilitate the adoption of their little boy, Samuel. Today, they couldn’t be happier with their choice and feel a passion to inspire other families to adopt just like they did.
“CPO has basically changed our lives,” said Christina Domer. “We made the decision to adopt, and before we knew it, we had this incredible little boy in our heart and home. It’s really a miracle. Not only did we get a beautiful new son to love, but we also gained the opportunity to minister to Angela, his birth mom. She sees her son happy and whole—and is constantly reminded of what a beautiful life she’s made.”
According to CPO, research shows open adoptions, where the adopted family has contact with the birth mother, are often best, psychologically and emotionally, for children who go through the adoption process.
As a non-profit organization, CPO’s goal is to meet the physical and emotional needs of women experiencing crisis pregnancies, as well as, provide a meaningful support program to help couples grow their families through the adoption process. Since its inception in 1983, CPO has found permanent homes for over 1,000 children with loving and caring families throughout northeast Oklahoma.
“CPO is a place where hope is born,” said Bauman. “We’re transforming lives, and to me, there’s no greater calling that.”