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Community members from left Amber Jones, Joe Dorman, Miranda Hines, Scott Bell and Mitchell Rozin behind Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and OK Foster Wishes’ gift drive for foster children and teenagers encourage the community to donate. | Photo Laura Eastes

OICA and OK Foster Wishes are on a mission to spread holiday cheer to foster youth in the state and need the community’s help.

OICA and OK Foster Wishes are on a mission to spread holiday cheer to foster youth in the state and need the community’s help.

OICA and OK Foster Wishes are on a mission to spread holiday cheer to foster youth in the state and need the community’s help.

Legislators and attendees of the public House Budget Meeting listen to David Hall speak on the funding in Oklahoma. Hall is an Oklahoma resident who aged out of the foster system. (Cara Johnson)

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session on the heels of the state Supreme Court reviewing legal challenges on revenue bills.

Oklahomas Kids Belong president Scott Werner provided

Local nonprofit works to place foster children with permanent families

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong helps foster children tell their stories in their own words and connects them with forever families.

Community demands governor action over boy’s death

The teenager, born with Chromosome 9 Ring disease, was unable to care for himself and required help with tasks as easy as lifting a fork to his mouth. He died Jan. 4, 2013, at Children’s Hospital from pneumonia complications, according to the state medical examiner. But the youngster’s sister, Valerie Wood-Harber, contends he died from

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