Oklahoma Sees Growing Need for Foster Care


The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) counts more than 10,000 children placed in foster care.

OKDHS has touched base with private agencies to help meet the needs of the children. The goal of OKDHS partnerships is to increase the number of foster homes by 1,000 across the state, in all communities, so that children can stay in their home communities when they enter care.

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Federal Programs Related to - Child Care

Programs that provide substitute parental care for children during some portion of a twenty-four hour day. After School Care; Babysitting Services; Before School Care; Child Care Centers; Child Care Co-ops; Child Caregivers; Children's Day Care; Corporate Day Care; Drop-In Child Care; Extended Day Care; Faith-Based Child Care Programs; Family Child Care Homes; Infant Care Centers; In-Home Child Care; Latchkey Child Care Programs; Nanny Services; Nighttime Child Care; Sick Child Care

Federal Programs Related to - Foster Care

Programs that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused, abandoned, or have physical/mental disabilities and are no longer able to live with their birth families. Foster Care for Dependent Children; Foster Care for Children with Disabilities; Foster Home Placement; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment

Federal Programs Related to - Family-Based Services

Programs that provide a social services designed to support healthy family development; improve the family's ability to resolve problems; and prevent unnecessary placement of children in alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Family Strengthening Programs


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