Who We Are

Our Mission & Vision


At Lions Meadows of Hope, we unite brothers and sisters in foster care, surround them with a community of hope, and help them grow into caring and productive adults.


We envision an end to the cycle of abuse and neglect that passes from one generation to the next, by keeping sibling groups together and properly training and supporting foster parents.
About Us

Lions Meadows of Hope, formerly known as the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch until 2015, is a foster care agency and official project of the Lions Clubs of Oklahoma. Here is some more info about us:

  • We contract with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to recruit, train, certify and support foster parents.

  • We create a sense of community on our Perkins campus by providing free housing for families who are willing to care for a minimum of four foster children, with the primary goal of keeping brothers and sisters together.

  • We certify and support foster parents that choose to foster children from across the state of Oklahoma in their own homes.

  • We’re committed to preventing placement disruptions by providing the support necessary for foster parents to continue to say yes to foster care.
Our Beliefs & Values
  • Our foster care community model creates a more permanent and stable environment, giving children a greater chance of staying with their siblings.
  • We cut down on placement disruptions when foster parents receive better training and support than is typically provided in a foster home.
  • We have a commitment to small caseloads for our foster support team who see our foster families at least once per month, or more as needed, and have continuous phone contact with our foster families as needed.
  • We support our foster parents by actually being present in the home during times of crisis and working with the family to successfully address challenges.
  • All of our foster support specialists attend the Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioners Training through Texas Christian University so that they are truly able to provide support for children who have experienced trauma.
Lasting Placements
In Oklahoma, 75% of first placements are disrupted, but with training and support at Lions Meadows of Hope, our placements have a 96% success rate. That is nearly 19x better than the state average.
Loving Homes
The Lyons family felt God’s call to begin fostering children in their home in 2014. They provided a loving home for a total of 8 children and then decided to move onto the Paul and Ann Milburn Campus to accommodate a sibling group of four. Upon moving to campus, they were able to develop a relationship with their foster children’s bio parents. Right before Christmas, the children were reunited with their bio family. The Lyons continue to work with the family to this day, babysitting the kids and continuing the friendship they formed with the bio parents.
Forever Families
Stephenie Connelly is proof that you do not need a partner to foster or adopt. In 2021, Stephenie Connelly, a single mother, was able to adopt a 1 year old girl. Prior to this adoption, she also adopted the girl’s sister. The two girls were reunited with Stephenie and now live happily together.