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Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children supports OKDHS children in state custody in Tulsa County
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A lot of youngsters dream about throwing the first pitch at a professional baseball game. OKDHS and the Oklahoma RedHawks made that dream come true in 2010 for Dominick Rashaad Hopper.
National statistics indicated adoptive parents experienced more challenges after adoption, which puts them at a higher risk of marital problems that result in divorce. The agency was awarded a discretionary grant to provide services to strengthen the adoptive families. (Video will open in new window)OKDHS staff knows it is really important to make the best placement for the children in the foster care system. A 5-year grant from the Children’s Bureau (Video will open in new window) is funding development and process improvements to help with recruitment and retention of resource families that meet the needs of children in foster care and keep them connected to their kin, culture and community. The federal government has found youth are leaving their small rural towns and are going to larger, urban areas. With funding from a federal grant, OKDHS is looking for ways to help runaway and homeless youth (Video will open in new window) in a rural area, Blaine and Kingfisher counties.
Allison and Lawrence Holt and their seven adopted children joined Gov. Brad Henry and First Lady Kim Henry on the steps of the capitol for the annual lighting of the state capitol Christmas tree.
Couple gets family they always dreamed of (This video from KOCO will open in new window)
OKDHS sets another adoption record with nearly 1,700 children finding a new home during the last fiscal year.
Guthrie couple creates on big happy family (This video from News 9 will open in new window)