Understanding the Difference Between Adoption and Long-Term Fostering

There are many ways to take care of the physical and emotional needs of children in Oklahoma. Children who are in the foster care system may be free for adoption, or they may be considered a legal risk at this time. In fact, legal risk means a child who has parents who have not lost … Read moreUnderstanding the Difference Between Adoption and Long-Term Fostering

Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities and A Few Safety Tips For Foster Families

When the winter weather arrives, it can be challenging if you’re an active family who likes to partake in sports and other outdoor activities. Even though winter marks the end of the season of football, baseball, soccer, and swimming at the neighborhood pool, there are plenty of things you can do to help your kids … Read moreFamily-Friendly Outdoor Activities and A Few Safety Tips For Foster Families

How Long a Foster Child Can Stay with a Foster Family in Oklahoma

The length of time a foster child can stay with a foster family in Oklahoma depends on many different factors. Some of those reasons include:  when the child was initially placed in foster care; the child’s age; the family remains eligible as a foster family; and state regulations. It Can Depend on Circumstances Each foster … Read moreHow Long a Foster Child Can Stay with a Foster Family in Oklahoma

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting Foster Care Placements

First Step When you receive your license for fostering you are asked a series of questions regarding which children you are willing to accept. This is the first stage in deciding on the children that will ultimately be in your care. Second Step The second stage occurs when your caseworker contacts with a placement. He or … Read moreQuestions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting Foster Care Placements

Children in Foster Care: When Reunification With Birth Parents Isn’t Possible

According to the Children’s Welfare State Policy Reform Advocacy, reunification with the birth parents is almost always the primary goal for youths entering the Foster Care System. The exception is when the birth parents are no longer living or severe, extensive abuse has occurred that would make it impossible for the children to return home. … Read moreChildren in Foster Care: When Reunification With Birth Parents Isn’t Possible

What Happens When Teens Age Out of the Foster Care System?

Although most children eagerly count down the days until their eighteenth birthday, this is not the case for some unfortunate children. Teens in the foster care system know that eighteen is a year to dread. This is the year they will potentially become homeless after removal from their foster homes as teens age out of … Read moreWhat Happens When Teens Age Out of the Foster Care System?

Time Frame for Becoming a Foster Parent

When you are ready to become a foster parent, it can seem like time drags on until you receive your first placement. Keep in mind that there are multiple steps required to become licensed. These steps are meant to keep the child safe by ensuring they go to a capable, compatible home. On average, the … Read moreTime Frame for Becoming a Foster Parent

Do You Get Paid to Be a Foster Parent?

Television portrays an unrealistic view of what foster parenting is. It is most often depicted as something people do to earn easy money whilst neglecting the children in their care. This view is an unrealistic view of people being paid to be a foster parent for two reasons: First, foster parents are visited every three months by … Read moreDo You Get Paid to Be a Foster Parent?

Things You Need to Know about Becoming a Foster Parent

Becoming a foster parent can be a rich, rewarding experience for many families hoping to open their homes to children in temporary need. It is important, however, to go into fostering with realistic expectations. There are many things you need to know prior to making such a large decision. Becoming Licensed is a Process to … Read moreThings You Need to Know about Becoming a Foster Parent