Welcome to Dillon Southwest

It is with great sadness that we formally announce that after nearly 34 years of working with children and families, Dillon Southwest will no longer be operating as an adoption agency after March 31, 2017.

As many of you know, the changes in International Adoption have made the operation of a small adoption agency much more difficult. Almost two years ago, as we looked at the additional regulations placed on adoption agencies and the costs of those regulations, we realized that there was no way that we could operate Dillon Southwest long term. At that time, the Board and staff decided to use our existing financial resources to ensure that all of the children and families who were currently in process with us received the services that were needed and that families had paid for. We are pleased to say that the plan we devised worked and we can close knowing that we fulfilled our obligation to the children that we placed, the families that we have worked with and Eastern Social Welfare Society.

We all share a common bond with Eastern Social Welfare Society and hope that you will continue to help them in the important work that they do. If you would like to send a donation to ESWS, please send your donation to:

Dillon International
7335 S. Lewis Ave., Suite 302
Tulsa, OK 74136

and specify that you would like it to go to ESWS.

We want to take this opportunity to tell you how much all of you mean to us. It has been our joy and pleasure over the years to work with you as you have added to your families. We have enjoyed getting to know each of you and watching your families grow and blossom.

Throughout the years, so many of you have stayed in touch with yearly pictures, letters and Christmas cards. While we are no longer able to help with adoption related things, we have loved hearing from you and watching your children grow up. We hope that you will continue to stay in touch with us by using the new email that we have created for that: dsw3014@gmail.com. We would love to stay in touch!

If you are interested in Korean adoption, we suggest that you contact our friends at Dillon International at maryanne@dillonadopt.com.

There are a number of important things for you and your child to know about the closing of our agency. We have attached a list of questions and answers that we hope will be helpful.

We wish each of you the love and joy that family brings and the best that life has to offer.