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Support Systems for Foster Parents

Child Care is available for foster parents when both are employed 20 hours a week or more and have the same work hours, or when only one foster parent works and the other foster parent has a significant disability that precludes employment.

Liability Insurance is provided for foster families for damages incurred by children in OKDHS custody.

Foster Care Associations:  OKDHS cooperates with and promotes the development of foster care associations for foster parents in each county.  OKDHS provides names and addresses of foster families who have provided written authorization for the release of this information, to persons who are developing a local foster care association. 

Foster Parent Hotline:  The foster parent hotline is available to assist with problem resolution, policy clarification, and grievance information. 

Training and Information:
  Pre-service and in-service training is provided to enhance the foster family's skills, ability to foster, and interests.  A quarterly newsletter is sent to all foster families informing of OKDHS, related issues, and articles of relevant information. 

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