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Foster Parent's Rights

This was taken from Oklahoma's Foster Parent Bill of Rights.

For the full statement of rights see 10A O.S. § 1-9-119
A foster parent's rights shall include, but not be limited to, the right to: Be treated with dignity, respect, and consideration; Be notified of and be given appropriate training; Be informed about ways to contact state agencies to assisst in accessing supportive services for children; Receive timely financial reimbursement; Be notified of any costs or expenses for which the foster parent may be eligible for reimbursement; Be provided a clear, written explanation of the service plan concerning the child in the foster parent's home; Receive additional or necessary information that is relevant to the care of the child; Be notified of scheduled review meetings, permanency planning meetings and special staffings; Provide input concerning the plan of services for the child; Communicate with other foster parents to share information regarding the foster child; Com…

Welcome to the Roller Coaster, A Story of Grace

Below is my contribution to the book. Thank you for reading and sharing our book!

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A s a mother of three young children, I felt overwhelmed at times, but so incredibly blessed. Our life was busy and full, but happy and content. Then I felt God pulling our family towards orphan care. I looked into overseas adoption, domestic adoption—any option besides foster care. I thought, “I could never be a foster parent. There is too much risk, too much hurt involved.”
However, God firmly told me, “It is NOT about you.” So we submitted to His will and began the process of becoming certified as foster parents. I understood that God wanted us to sacrifice our comfortable lifestyle for the sake of a child who had no other options. What I did not realize was how our decision to foster would impact the other side of the arrangement—the biological parents—and how I would be affected by that relationship.
The process that we thought would take 90 days took nine months. My husband …