“Instant Family” and the Challenges of Becoming a Foster Parent

If you watch the movie, “Instant Family,” you get an idea of what it means to become a foster parent. In this movie, Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne’s characters end up fostering a group of three siblings, a situation which they are not completely prepared for. But after a lot of trials and tribulations, they … Read more“Instant Family” and the Challenges of Becoming a Foster Parent

The Top 4 Adoption Blogs You Should Check Out Now!

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by any adoption process. There comes a time when you just want to dig your way out of the forms and come up for air. These are the times you really need to hear from someone who has gone through the process before. Adoption blogs are the perfect resource to … Read moreThe Top 4 Adoption Blogs You Should Check Out Now!

How to Know if Adoption or Foster Care is Right for You

Making the decision for either adoption or foster care is something that requires a lot of careful consideration. If you feel there’s value in providing a home for a child, the strong emotional pull is a great start. However, there’s more to consider for yourself, your family, and the potential child. Short Term vs Long Term … Read moreHow to Know if Adoption or Foster Care is Right for You

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

Lawton Holiday Event

Join TFI Family Connections to Provide a Festive Holiday Party for Foster Care Families in Southwest Oklahoma. Sponsors will help us provide a party at LOL in Lawton including game tokens and wristbands, bounce houses, skating, food, and door prizes for foster parents, biological children and foster children – FUN for all! For families unable … Read moreLawton Holiday Event

The Difference Between Adoption and Long-Term Fostering

Bringing another child into a home is an important decision, whether through long-term fostering or adoption. This choice will impact the lives of the caretaker in ways they cannot even imagine. In many cases, that’s a great thing. Providing a secure, safe home for a child in need is a beautiful, selfless act. It is … Read moreThe Difference Between Adoption and Long-Term Fostering

The Sad Reality of Teens in Foster Care

Foster Care Woman and Boy Child Talking inside a retro home

A child’s eighteenth birthday is often looked towards with joy and excitement. That is unless that child is in the foster care system with no hopes of birth parent reunification. When placed into the foster care system, the goal (whenever possible) is always to reunite birth families. Children, if issues cannot be fixed or when … Read moreThe Sad Reality of Teens in Foster Care