WHAT IS FOSTER CARE?
Foster care is the temporary placement of children who, due to abuse and neglect, have been removed from their parent(s) by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Foster parents provide care and supervision while the family works toward living together again.
IS THERE REALLY A NEED FOR FOSTER PARENTING?
Yes! Families for sibling groups and teens are always in high demand but families for children of all ages are needed. We need people willing to learn to parent children who have experienced trauma and may have developmental delays, medical issues or behavioral challenges. We are experts in these areas as we have over 40 years of experience serving Oklahoma families and children.
What qualities make a good foster Parent?
The main qualities that make an effective foster parent are a genuine interest in children and young people and a focus on the child's best interests. Other strong attributes include: empathy and good listening skills. perseverance when things get tough. flexibility and adaptability. patience and humor.
HOW DO I START?
You may call our Foster Care Intake Specialist to learn if you qualify and how to get started in the process. You can reach our Foster Care Intake Specialist at 405-808-0306