FAQs



Is The Anna's House Foundation part of state funded social services?

Anna’s House has a direct contract with OKDHS for foster family recruitment, certification and child placement. Anna’s House serves families in Oklahoma County and surrounding counties. 

 

What do I need to do to become an "Anna's House Foster Family"?

All foster family applicants must comply with any and all criminal background checks, sex offender registry checks, must not have been convicted of any criminal offenses and be at least 21 years of age. The Anna's House Foundation strives to find spiritually healthy families. We ask that every AHF family agree to abide by AHF policy as well as DHS policy and hold to our Statement of Faith. 

 

What are the training requirements for an Oklahoma foster family?

All foster families in the state of Oklahoma must participate in 27 hours of Bridge Resource training prior to the completion of the certification process. AHF will also provide additional training throughout the calendar year to maintain the necessary annual training requirements.

 

Who is responsible for monitoring the children in AHF homes?

The AHF social services staff work alongside OKDHS Child Welfare to ensure all children in Anna’s House certified homes are receiving the highest quality of care available. Anna’s House Care Specialists visit homes/children at a minimum of monthly but are available 24/7 to foster families. As these children are in state custody, OKDHS has full final responsibility for their well-being.

 

Where does The Anna's House Foundation receive its operating funds?

AHF relies upon donations and financial gifts. While we have a small funded contract as a child placement provider, the majority of our funding comes from private individuals and corporations. The Board of Directors holds itself to the highest standards of accountability and biblical stewardship. For more information on how you can give to the ministries of AHF, please visit the How To Help page of this website.

 

What is the typical length of a foster placement in Oklahoma County?

There is nothing "typical" about a child welfare case in Oklahoma. Each one is unique to the child and the biological parents.

 

Do AHF families care for older foster children?

Yes. Anna’s House recruits families to serve children 0-18 from all ethnical and cultural backgrounds. AHF recognizes the importance of keeping siblings together when possible. Our focus is to meet each child's unique needs.

 

What support is available for an AHF family?

AHF provides  monthly support groups and fellowship with other foster families through special events, who share the same calling to minister to Oklahoma children. We have a well-stocked resource room with beds, car seats, diapers, clothing and many of the other essentials needed to care for children. Care Specialists are available 24/7, and attend all DHS meetings and court hearings. Anna’s House values our foster parents and ensures they know their foster parent rights.   

 

How do I find out more?

An AHF staff member is available to answer any questions you may have during regular office hours. We look forward to sharing our hearts with you and plugging you in to this vital ministry.

 

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