It Takes A Village…
The Lions Meadows of Hope is committed to preventing placement disruptions by providing the support necessary for parents to continue to say yes to foster care. Here’s how:
Certified Foster Care Agency
The Lions Meadows of Hope is a certified foster care agency with the state of Oklahoma. We are contracted with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) to provide support to foster parents. This public/private partnership allows individuals to choose another option besides being supported by OKDHS. Meadows of Hope foster parents still only serve children in OKDHS custody and still get a reimbursement from OKDHS for the care of the children in their care.
Our team helps walk you through the process and stays with you as you journey through fostering. We will meet with you regularly and help you with the process of accepting a child or children that are the best fit for your home. We have seen the consequences of foster parents that weren’t well supported and we know the ones that really lose are foster children. We use our volunteer base to make sure that you have the resources you need to provide the best care for the children in your home.
Years of Experience
We trained and supported parents for 63 years as a family-style children’s home and have brought that experience to foster care. We are experts on the “system” so that you don’t have to be. You can focus on loving the children in your home. We will educate, empower, and connect you to the resources you need. Our focus is on limiting placement disruptions so we are dedicated to providing in-home support to help insure the success of the foster children in your care.
At Your Home
As a Meadows of Hope foster family you are able to serve Oklahoma foster children in your own home. We bring our professional staff and trained volunteers to you. You also have access to our campus just south of Perkins where activities are provided that are geared specifically to children who have experienced trauma.
At the Community Campus
For those individuals who want to care for a large sibling group, but don’t have the room in your home, you may want to consider applying to live in one of our foster homes on the Paul and Ann Milburn Foster Community Campus. The extra room, rent-free living, and extra money are nice, but we believe the greatest component of the Meadows of Hope Campus is the fact that your neighbors are foster parents also. They are going through the same challenges you are and they understand your situation. You can form friendships that will develop into true community.
Small caseloads for foster support staff
Staff trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention
Two HALO training classes annually for foster parents
Monthly foster support classes and Parents’ Night Out
Meal drop-offs, supply room and community of support
Animal husbandry and horticulture program
How to Become a Foster Parent
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Talk with us on the phone to get a little more information so that we can complete a public records search.
3. Meet with us face-to-face to get the inside scoop on becoming a foster parent.
After this process we believe you will have all the information you need to decide if you a ready to begin the foster care journey. We will then ask you to complete the full OKDHS Foster Parent Application. Our goal is to complete the process in under 60 days. There is a lot to do, but we will walk with you through the entire process to make sure all your questions are answered and you stay informed in the process.
Say Yes to Foster Care!
Call Colleen Fowler at (405) 547-2462