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Open Adoption & Family Services is the premier Northwest adoption agency in the U.S., with over 20 years experience facilitating child-centered open adoptions. The agency completes the most domestic infant and newborn adoptions in Oregon and Washington, and welcomes gay and lesbian adoptive parents into its adoption program.

During the past few years, OA&FS has placed about six to eight children per year with gay or lesbian adoptive families. As a matter of fact, gay and lesbian couples have comprised 35 to 40% of OA&FS pool of waiting families for the past few years. Since OA&FS does not use a waiting list, placements per year are dictated entirely by birthmother choice. The average wait for gay and lesbian couples in fiscal year 2003-2004 was 12 months, compared to an all-client average of 9 months.

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