TULSA, Okla. — Following last week's story you saw only on 2 Works for You about the need of more families of color to foster in Tulsa County, we look into how you can become a foster parent.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, applicants must:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have healthy relationships whether married, single or divorced
- Be financially stable
- Have a deep appreciation for children and families
- Complete fingerprint-based criminal history background check
- Have no history of alleged or confirmed child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse
- Complete hours of training course
- Be in good physical and mental health
Child welfare specialists say the application and background process usually takes about 90 days.
Once you are approved, you could foster anywhere from a few days to even years. The main goal is to reunite the child with their biological parents.
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