Criminal Background Check Information
Tribal Foster Care & Adoptive Applicants
Applicants applying to be certified as tribally-approved foster parents or adoptive parents through one of the Indian tribes having OKDHS tribal/state agreements for foster care or adoptions are subject to the same national background checks and fingerprinting.
Tribes have a federal mandate to do such background investigations pursuant to Public Law 101-630 and have a well-established procedure for doing so.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs assists tribes in complying with these requirements.
For additional information contact: the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (Link opens in new window) or call (202) 208-3710.