Circle of Care is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and other nonprofit agencies in a renewed effort to recruit hundreds of new foster parents across the state. Th e ultimate goal is to open enough new foster homes in Oklahoma so that the county youth shelters can be closed, and all children in need have a safe home. As Don Batson mentioned in his column on the facing page, the need for foster care is great throughout the state, and Circle of Care can provide training and staff assistance in areas where we are able to recruit 12-15 families.
Who Can Be a Foster Parent for Circle of Care? You must be
- A responsible, mature, healthy adult at least 21 years of age with stable living arrangements;
- Has healthy relationships whether married, single, or divorced;
- Can meet the medical and emotional needs of a young child;
- Has the ability to manage personal and household financial needs.
Circle of Care provides training and support, through our Child SHARE program, to foster parents.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, or you know someone who is, please call 1-866-978-2956 toll free.