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Office of Background Investigations (OBI)

Private Guardianship

Private guardianship cases are for any guardianships that are not processed through DHS, this includes step-parent, grandparent, and private agency guardianship. These are often processed through attorneys and home study providers but can also be submitted by individuals.  
We are currently trying to update our forms for these requests. In order to ensure you have the latest copy, please request a private adoption packet from our offices. The packet can be emailed, faxed or mailed to you. 
What you need:

  • Background Request form;
  • Two full sets of fingerprint cards, already filled out. (These can be attained at any local sheriff’s department) ; and
  • $50 processing fee, which can be a check or money order made out to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

The completed form, two cards and processing fee can be sent in to our offices at:
DHS Office of Background Investigations
P.O. Box 268935
OKC, OK 73126

The FBI results are highly confidential and results will be mailed to the individual applicants. It is the option of the individual to share these results with anyone they choose.    
*Please note that from the day we receive the cards it takes 4-6 weeks to get results back from OSBI and FBI. Please submit requests with enough time prior to any set court dates. 

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