Oklahoma Human Services

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster or adoptive home.

At OKDHS we believe every child deserves a safe and loving home every day.

That is why we make it our mission to equip biological, foster, and adoptive families with the tools necessary to provide children with the supports they need to grow and develop into healthy adults.

We look forward to having you on our team!

The first steps to becoming a foster or adoptive parent can often feel overwhelming.  At OKDHS we have specially trained recruitment staff who will walk alongside you throughout the entire approval process.  From answering any initial questions, through your first placement, our recruitment staff will make sure your journey to fostering and/or adopting is as seamless as possible.

Once approved, you will have an OKDHS trained resource family staff member who will be assigned to your family on a permanent basis. They will be there to continue along with you on your journey as a foster and/or adoptive parent.  Your resource family staff member will be able to assist in offering supports and resources, help answer any questions you have, advocate for you, and liaise with other OKDHS staff assigned to the children placed in your home. At OKDHS you will be treated as an integral part of our team and be valued for the important part you play in helping children feel safe and supported. We will work together to solve any challenges and celebrate successes.

Still have questions?

Connect with an OKDHS recruiter in your area.

Ready To Apply?

Submit a Resource Family Application today.

From our families…

What advice do you have for someone who is afraid to get too attached?

Do it anyway! It is the most personal thing to share your home and love with someone. You have made a decision to become a foster parent that is going to reward you in so many ways! Is it emotional? Heck yes. Is it tough? At times. It is worth it! Get attached to the kids. Build the bridge with the family so that when reunification happens, you will be able to stay in contact with the family to get updates on the kids.

The Pulliam-Middleton Family Traditional Foster Family
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