Mission: Our mission is to recruit, screen, train, and support the best foster families in our state, and place them with one child or sibling group under age 3 for a long-term, if not permanent, placement.
Results: In the 8 months since our doors opened, we have plans for a new center for our families to train in, and for visitation with birth parents. We also were chosen as the Edmond Public Schools "Common Thread Charity" this year, and reached over 4 million people in the community to acknowledge the needs of foster parents in Oklahoma. We are far exceeding our goals for the first year, and have increased community awareness and support.
Target demographics: Infants and toddlers, age zero to three.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The families and children in our agency are the direct beneficiaries of our funding. All services are free for them.
Geographic areas served: North America
Programs: Pride training curriclum class (27 hours)
12 hours of recurrent training for each family every year
Grief and Loss
Infant massage for attachment, bonding, and strong growth development
Bridge resource parenting class
Infant sign language
Zero to Three library
Birth parent/Foster Child visitation center on site
Mentoring program for teens to volunteer
Professional with expertise in this field
Angels Foster Family Network OKC has changed the way Oklahoma manages foster families and in doing so, has created amazing outcomes for children in the foster care system. Angels has the most amazing and well educated staff. The support they give to foster families is second to none. They are in continual contact with each family, attend court, visitation, and events with each family, and provide services, such as the HALO Project, which is a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) therapy to help children heal from trauma and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Angels is well supported by the communities it serves and the State of Oklahoma. They encourage volunteerism of all ages because it brings awareness about the crisis of foster care to the surface. Angels has grown 6000% in a 4 year period. Children remain in one home 95% of their time in our care, and 55% of them are able to return home. The training offered at Angels is amazing and truly gives parents the resources they need to deal with children from hard places.