Local Family Highlights the Need for More Foster Parents in Oklahoma

May is recognized as National Foster Care Month

Lawton, Oklahoma – There are approximately 8,600 children in foster care in Oklahoma. Through no fault of their own, children are placed daily in out of home care. There are many Oklahoma children in need of a temporary, loving place to call home. May is National Foster Care Month and is a great time to highlight the need for more foster parents in local communities. TFI especially needs foster parents willing to accept teenagers and sibling groups into their home.

Fortunately, it is now easier than ever to become a foster parent. With the ability of virtual learning, TFI is offers a one-on-one class to meet each individual’s needs.

One local family, Steven and Karri Orick, made the decision to open up their heart and home to Oklahoma children in need by becoming a foster parent.

“My aunt and uncle fostered children when I was a child, and so did my youth pastor. When I became an adult, this encouraged us to continue to help children in need” said Kari Orick.

There are numerous ways you can help support children in foster care. If you are interested in learning about how you can make a difference by becoming a foster parent, please contact us at 833-7FOSTER. If you would like to help, but are unable to become a foster parent, you can make a donation to support children in foster care, by visiting us online at www.tfifamily.org/donations/.


TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have over 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care, case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services.