Sheila and James Schlarb have been foster parents for 18 years — spending the first 17 as therapeutic foster parents (foster parents with specialized training to care for children with significant emotional, behavioral, social issues or medical needs). A little over a year ago, the Schlarbs switched their fostering agency to Circle of Care. Their…

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They walk in the door carrying their belongings, often with a look of sadness, confusion, anger and fear of the unknown. Little humans being asked to wrestle with BIG emotions and numerous questions. Oh, the questions. Why am I here? Why can I not go back to my mom and dad? Will I go back…

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Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care and Alva First United Methodist Church are partnering to keep siblings together in Woods County. The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at the new home Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the end of Noble Street to the south in Alva, OK. Guests will celebrate the beginning of a new foster home and the ending of unnecessary trauma to foster children in Woods County.

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.91″ text_font=”|600|||||||” text_font_size=”18px” text_orientation=”justified” custom_padding=”10px|||”] Churches and volunteers pooled their resources, time and talents to throw 3 Christmas parties and secure hundreds of Angel Tree gifts for:   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.91″ text_font=”|600|||||||” custom_padding=”10px|||”] 105 foster families  165 foster children 15 mothers and 24 children at Pearl’s Hope 15 Preparation for Adult Living students [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text…

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Watch these individuals share from first hand experience a word about the importance of these Circle of Care ministries. They share about the Methodist Children’s Home, Pearls Hope, PAL (Preparation for Adult Living), and Child Share (Foster Care Program).

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