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Fingerprinting Do's and Don'ts

Use the following information when fingerprinting:


Do:

Process fingerprint-based backgrounds check requests for:

  • OKDHS foster care and adoptive applicants, at no charge;
  • Indian Child Welfare foster care and adoptive applicants with OKDHS or Tribal custody children, at no charge;
  • private foster care agencies at no charge;
  • private adoption agencies, private attorneys and licensed individuals for adoptive applicants for a fee of $50 per person.

Process Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) name-based background check requests for:

  • OKDHS foster care and adoptive applicants, at no charge;
  • potential employees of the OKDHS shelters (Laura Dester Shelter in Tulsa and Pauline E. Mayer Shelter in Oklahoma City) at no charge;
  • OKDHS Child Welfare volunteers;
  • OKDHS Aging Services in-home care providers;
  • private adoption agencies, private attorneys and licensed individuals on behalf of private adoptive and international adoption applicants, for a fee of $20 per person.
Don't:

Process OSBI name-based background check requests for:

  • OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)
  • OKDHS Adult and Family Services (AFS),
  • Oklahoma Child Care Services (OCCS);
  • Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA);
  • out-of-state agencies or individuals;
  • private foster care agencies. 

Process the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Check; inquiries should be directed to Child Protective Services.

Process birth certificate requests; out-of-state birth certificate requests for OKDHS custody children should be directed to Child Welfare Services, Administrative Services Unit (ASU).

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