Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org

Office of Background Investigations (OBI) - Child Welfare


Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

Private Adoptions

Private Guardianship

Private Foster Care

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Private Foster Care       

Private foster care cases are for any fostering that is not processed through DHS, this includes private foster caring and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC). These are often processed through private foster agencies, 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; and
  • Two full sets of fingerprint cards, already filled out. (These can be attained at any local sheriff’s department.)                              


The completed form and fingerprint cards can be sent 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.                           






Last Updated: February 05, 2019