Tallgrass Family Services: Make a Difference in the Life of a Child, Become a Foster Parent
Oklahoma foster care needs you, thousands of kids are waiting for foster homes where they feel safe and secure. You can make a difference to these children by choosing to become a foster parent. Our foster homes provide a stable, caring environment to children of all ages with a wide range of individual needs.
DCCCA Tallgrass recruits, trains, and provides 24-hour support for foster families across Oklahoma. Our staff are here to provide support through each step of the journey: from the initial contact to training and on-going support once children are matched to your home. We are committed to families and children in Oklahoma.
Traditional Foster Care
Traditional fostering provides a temporary home for children and youth who need out-of-home care due to abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. The goal of foster care is to provide a safe, stable, and loving home to children who have been removed from their home. In addition, foster families are committed to working with biological families to help reunite children with their parents whenever possible. In the event a child does not return home, foster families may be eligible to become the permanent caregiver for the child either through adoption or permanent guardianship.
Respite care is temporary, planned or emergency care offered to foster families caring for a foster child. Respite care provides foster families the opportunity for a “break” each month, or as needed, without the foster child. Respite care is designed to reduce stress, strengthen relationships, and allow foster parents time to energize and replenish themselves. Respite homes are fully certified foster homes that may or may not have regular placement of foster children.
Respite care is a wonderful opportunity for potential foster families to provide occasional care and gain experience with foster children before taking on a traditional foster care role.
Tallgrass Family Services Office Locations in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Office
Oklahoma City, OK, 73114
Lawton, OK, 73501
Tulsa, OK, 74119