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New Foster Organization Brings Awareness to Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong, a non-profit organization helping children in the foster care system, has recently launched activities in the state and appointed Scott Werner as Oklahoma president.

Foster Care Guide

See our 2016 Foster Care Guide.

Answering the Call

Churches support families in crisis through CarePortal.

Preventing Foster Care

Learn about a local organization called Safe Families that works to prevent neglect or abuse to keep children out of the foster system.

Forever Family: A Providential Journey to Adoption

Amy and Mark Pemberton have always had a heart for fostering. But for many years in their marriage and parenting journey, the timing just wasn’t right.

Strength in Community

Youth & Family Services was formed in 1974 to provide emergency shelter for children and youth. The organization now comprises more than 10 programs serving Canadian, Blaine, Kingfisher and Oklahoma counties, including counseling, independent living for young adults, drug and alcohol education and a first-time offender program.
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Life's A Beach

Little Man is not his trauma. He is not his pain and he is not his anger. Little Man is a vast, vast ocean of feeling and right now I’m the beach where he crashes.

A Professional Parent

What could be easier than using the skills and information we share with others? We would be like professional parents.

3 Things Easter Has Taught Me About Foster Care

As foster parents we need to be reminded the story isn’t over. When the past trauma and attachment issues appear to be winning – the story isn’t over. When the days are long and no one is around – the story isn’t over. When all seems destined for failure – the story isn’t over. In fact, Easter reminds us that God can write a new story, one we could have never imagined.

Foster Care Isn't Easy

Foster care isn’t easy, but like I said before, it isn’t meant to be. I accepted the challenge of opening my home and found one of the greatest rewards I never thought possible. My kids are amazing and I love them just as much as if they had come from my own body. I don’t think I saved those kids, I think they saved me.

Her Story Too

Adoption was coming soon and in the midst of all the preparations, our then soon-to-be-adopted children were asked by their case manager what they wanted on their adoption day cake. Our biological daughter, who had been on this journey the entire time, desperately wanted to be asked as well.

Are You My Mother?

When my husband and I started our foster care journey, we originally wanted older children of a similar race. We didn’t have any kids of our own and we were excited, but equally terrified of becoming parents. As the days ticked down for us to receive placement we changed our minds several times, going back and forth about what would be best for us. The day that I received the call for placement our worker seemed frazzled. She was worried about a sibling pair that was going to be taken from a home in a few hours with no place to go.

Foster Care Guide

  • P.O. Box 31746

    Edmond, OK 73003

    (405) 285-6193

    Angels Foster Family Network

    Category: Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Resources & Material Goods, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

  • 1601 Greenbriar Pl.

    Oklahoma City, OK 73159

    (405) 759-2670

    Bair Foundation

    Category: Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

  • 1501 N.W. 24th St., Ste 214

    Oklahoma City, OK 73106

    (405) 463-6626

    Circle of Care

    Category: Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Resources & Material Goods, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

  • 300 N Meridian, Suite 280-N

    Oklahoma City, OK 73107

    405-942-5570

    SAFY of Oklahoma

    Category: Adoption, Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Therapy & Support Groups

  • 1100 N.W. 14th St.

    Oklahoma City, OK 73106

    (405) 609-8931

    Sunbeam Family Services

    Category: Activities, Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

  • P.O. Box 488

    Luther, OK 73054

    (405) 740-2268

    Category: Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Resources & Material Goods, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

  • 5905 N. Classen Ct. Ste 302

    Oklahoma City, OK 73118

    (405) 713-6456

    Category: Advocacy

  • 730 W. Wilshire Blvd., Ste 111

    Oklahoma City, OK 73116

    (405) 753-4099

    Category: Resources & Material Goods, Therapy & Support Groups

  • 601 N.E. 63rd St.

    Oklahoma City, OK 73105

    (405) 840-1359

    Category: Activities, Counseling, Foster Care Agency, Therapy & Support Groups, Training

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FREE Events in OKC

January 2017

Play classic favorites like Battleship, Connect 4 and more as well as popular modern games including Zombie Dice and Apples to Apples. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59 St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 699-2345
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a hands-on winter science lab to answer questions like how do snowflakes form or what makes ice melt so quickly. Preregister. Best suited for ages 5 -12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Early Birds is a family-based, early childhood school readiness program for parents with children ages 5 & under. The classes offer information, activities and materials to help parents...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ridgeview ES
10010 Ridgeview Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 587-0422
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  Best suited...

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features free haircuts for kids grades K-6, free health screenings, health and wellness information and giveaways.  This come and go event is free and open to the public. Registration...

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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The Mustang Public Library will host game night for teens on the last Thursday of each month. Teens may bring their own games or play some of the library's games. No registration is required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Jen Goudge
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The Laureate Institute for Brain Research is hosting a series of lectures focused on brain development in adolescents. This month's talk, "Healthy Body, Healthy Brain", hosted by Dr....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Laureate Conference Center
6655 S.Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Telephone: 918-502-2223
Contact Name: Collin O'Leary
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Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and an occasional craft with the family every Thursday evening. Space is limited. Preregister. Best...

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard S
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a winter themed dance party for preschoolers.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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A family membership to Myriad Gardens entitles the cardholder to 4 FREE skate passes and an Individual/Dual membership receives 2.

Cost: FREE for members

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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What's afoot at the library? The animals have come out to play! What mischief will they get into when the lights go out at the end of the day? Register your stuffed animal and then bring...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Public Library
10 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a FREE all inclusive ride to the Oklahoma River. Meet up at Schlegel’s at 8:30 a.m. or at the Chesapeake Boathouse between 8:40 - 8:50 a.m. and enjoy a ride around the Oklahoma...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 552-4040
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Learn how to use your power tools safely. This is a hands on event, so come prepared to get a little dusty. The class is free to the public. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a weekly story time with pastries and juice.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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Early Birds is a family-based, early childhood school readiness program for parents with children ages 5 & under. The classes offer information, activities and materials to help parents...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coolidge ES
5212 S Villa
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 587-0422
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Not held Dec. 31. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Stroll through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum in search of these magical sprites. Along the way, learn about trees and plants that would grow well in your own garden. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Roger Park
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1392
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Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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On the last Saturday of the month, Joe's Makers Fair features the makers of anything safe, not obscene, legal and fun. Spectators can provide invaluable constructive criticism...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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What's afoot at the library? The animals have come out to play! What mischief will they get into when the lights go out at the end of the day? Register your stuffed animal and then bring...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Public Library
10 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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