Oklahoma statutes (Title 10 O. S. Section 7209A) mandate that a national criminal history records search, based upon submission of fingerprints of all adults living in the home, be run on all public and private child placing agency foster care applicants. This applies to all foster parent applicants (and anyone over the age of 18, living in the foster parent's home) with Child Welfare, DDSD, OJA, private child placing agencies, and tribal foster parent applicants who will be serving custody children.
Oklahoma statutes (Title 10 O. S. Section 7505-5.3A) mandate the same as above for all public agency and private adoptive applicants. The mandate applies to adoptive parent applicants (and anyone over the age of 18 living in the adoptive parents' home) through DHS, private child placing agencies, tribal and private attorneys.
DHS was designated as the lead agency responsible for facilitating this process with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Two types of criminal history background checks are processed:
Both types of background check requests include a search of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) driving records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) sex offender registry files.