Friday, September 9, 2011

Families of Faith Foster Care Orientation Meetings Set

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The 111 Project Orientation is for families of faith interested in becoming a foster family* for Oklahoma children in protective custody.  This orientation will be presented the third Tuesday through November, and the first one is set for September 20 at Oklahoma City’s Bridgeway Church, 228 West Hefner Road.

The 111 Orientation is designed to help families discover the unique vantage point of families of faith interacting with the child welfare system. The foundation of why and how to serve both children in the home and their families through mentoring, specific situations that may arise in a community of faith, and questions about the approval process will all be discussed in this two-hour orientation. This is for families interested in the basics or who have recently started the approval process.

Registration is free, and is required to receive a meal and childcare. Community sponsors include Anna’s House Foundation, Christian Services of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives and Spero Project.  For more information visit or to register RSVP to Kim Brandy at

* OKDHS refers to foster and adoptive families as Bridge Resource Families which has a child-centered focus to keep children connected to kin, culture, and community in order to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being.
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