Foster a Child

Through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Marland Children's Home in partnership with Eckerd Connects provides foster care services statewide. Foster children are in need of loving foster parents who can give them a safe and welcoming home that can provide them with temporary care.

Around the country, there are thousands of children in the foster care system who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These children need loving homes and foster parents who can meet their unique needs.

Fostering a child will likely be one of the most challenging — yet rewarding — tasks of your life.  As a foster parent, you help bring stability to a child’s life during a time of trauma. Foster parents leave lifelong impressions on children in their care and positively impact the futures of children and families in our community, in addition to gaining deep personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, Marland Children's Home offers the necessary training free of charge! 

Request for additional information about becoming a foster parent

To be a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Demonstrate stable housing and income

  • Have adequate sleeping space in a home or apartment that you rent or own

  • You can be married, single, divorced or widowed

  • You must have a big heart!

Steps to foster

  1. Get started by completing the form below or by contacting our office at (580)762-4156.

  2. Attend a free orientation session that will explain what is needed to become a foster parent and answer your questions.

  3. Get trained at no cost to you. You’ll learn about children in foster care, the trauma they might have faced, working with biological parents, understanding developmental stages and behaviors, and everything else you need to be successful.

  4. Become licensed to ensure that you, your family and your home are prepared and safe.

  5. Begin being a foster parent and providing a child with a second chance!


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(580) 762-4156


1300 Summers Place
Ponca City, OK 74604