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TFI Oklahoma is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides experience, compassion, quality services and care for the children and families. We hold Foster Care Recruitment Contracts with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) throughout most of the State of Oklahoma. As a partner with DHS, we help support families throughout the foster care approval process, during placement and care of children in their homes, and help provide an understanding of the child welfare system.

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Support for Foster Parents: Where and How to Find It

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At TFI Oklahoma, we deeply understand the profound impact foster parents make in children’s lives. We also recognize the unique challenges they face. Support is crucial in navigating this journey, and numerous resources are available. This blog post aims to guide foster parents on where and how to find the necessary support. TFI Oklahoma: A…

Becoming a Foster Parent After Your Own Children Have Grown

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The nest may be empty, but for many parents, the desire to nurture, guide, and love never goes away. Becoming a foster parent after your own children have grown can be an incredibly rewarding experience, offering the chance to make a profound difference in a child’s life. TFI Oklahoma is here to guide you through…

Understanding Trauma and Its Effects on Foster Children

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Experiences in early life lay the foundation for a child’s development and future wellbeing. Unfortunately, some children encounter adverse experiences that can leave deep-seated marks on their psyche. For many foster children, trauma is a reality that they grapple with. At TFI Oklahoma, we believe that understanding the nature of trauma and its effects on…

The Basic Requirements for Becoming a Foster Parent

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Opening your home and heart to a child in need is an incredibly rewarding experience. Foster parents provide stability, love, and support for children who are temporarily unable to live with their biological families. If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, it’s important to understand the basic requirements and qualifications necessary to begin this life-changing…

The Importance of a Support System for Foster Parents

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Foster parenting can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it can also be challenging and stressful. Foster parents often face significant challenges in caring for children in foster care, including managing difficult behaviors, navigating complex systems, and dealing with emotional and physical exhaustion. This is why having a support system is crucial for foster…

How to Get Started with the Foster Parenting Process

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Becoming a foster parent can be a fulfilling and life-changing experience, but it can also feel overwhelming to navigate the process. In this post, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to get started with the foster parenting process. Research Foster Parenting The first step in becoming a foster parent is to educate yourself about…

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