Tag Archives: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Edmond mother Oraynab Jwayyed advocates for fellow custodial parents frustrated with the new child support services fee to speak to share their experience with lawmakers. (Megan Nance)

New child support services fee raises questions that parents want answered

New child support services fee raises questions that parents want answered

New child support services fee raises questions that parents want answered.

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.

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Singer Cami Stinson and Vastye release a new song to follow up a star-studded September EP

The Come Around EP includes ZHU guitarist Mitch Bell, Horse Thief drummer Alberto Roubert and hip-hop artist Jabee.

Let’s start over

Then the dead child gets her name put on a piece of meaningless legislation. It is all too common for the children of Oklahoma. A few years ago, my wife and I attended a DHS-sponsored forum on how to become foster parents. One of the first slides explained the main problem with DHS: “The central

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