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Gumdrops & Lollipops Ball 2016: About the Event

The Anna's House Community in Luther, OK will be the physical fulfillment of the Foundation's mission – a state-of-the-art community designed to support Oklahoma's foster children by providing an exceptional environment focused on a stable beginning and a healthy future. It is the goal of The Anna's House Foundation to change the future for foster children in Oklahoma County for generations to come through this unique project.

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Advice from Current Foster Families: The Challenges and Rewards of Fostering (Part Two)

“We have been foster parents for a little over a year, and currently have five children. The biggest initial challenge was bringing these kids into our home and learning how they work and how they respond to us, and us to them. Above it all, it is imperative to remember that these children want to thrive. If you give them the tools they need and encourage them constantly, they will succeed. We have one child who was really struggling in school. With the help of tutors and one-on-one attention at school, she began to consistently earn good grades. It was hard work for all of us, but it worth every moment. She is now ready to move on to the next grade in school. She is very proud of herself and enjoys learning now.

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Gumdrops and Lollipops 2016: Become a Sponsor

Last year, with the help of many partners, The Anna’s House Foundation’s Gumdrops and Lollipops Ball raised more than $300,000. Those proceeds allowed for the continued development of the AHF Foster Care Community in Luther, OK. We would be honored if you would help make this event a great success again in 2016.

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Advice from Current Foster Families: The Challenges and Rewards of Fostering (Part One)

I began fostering four years ago, and am currently a proud parent of three kids. My most challenging experience would have to be starting over with each child, remembering that each one comes from a different background and that my home and the way it’s run is totally foreign to them. Our eight-year-old boy came to us full of questions and fear, with overwhelming anxiety that resulted in full-on floor fits. After four months together, we have gotten to know each other and I now know how to talk to him and show him a healthy way to express anger, sadness, fear, etc. Currently, we haven’t had a fit in weeks. Our two-year-old boy came to us grunting, biting, and lots of screaming, but he quickly accepted us and is now talking on a normal, calm level. He is still boisterous, but now he laughs loudly too. We have had our two-year-old girl since birth, and we are currently in the process of adoption.

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Fostering a Following

The Anna’s House Foundation is pleased to announce a new project that includes an increased focus on social media interaction. We will begin augmenting the number of posts on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts in an effort to reach out to the public and share important information about fostering, events involving AHF, and more about our organization, mission, and focus.

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