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University of Central Oklahoma
October 11 at 3:22 PM · UCO alumni Keith ('02) and Staci ('03) Howard were featured on Good Morning America! The Howards have helped raise more than $4 million through Oklahoma United Methodist's Circle of Care, of which Keith is the CEO. The funds will build eight foster homes around Oklahoma, specifically supporting sets of siblings in foster care.
Their dedication to supporting siblings in foster care is a personal one. In addition to their two biological children, Keith and Staci adopted a sibling group of four into their family.
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While it’s important to be aware of red flags, it’s also important to recognize green flags so that you can grow and nurture those relationships!
Today is a great day! If you have/are fostering, what made you get involved? If you are thinking about it, what could help you make that decision? I'd love to hear from you!!
October 3 at 12:11 PM · Today is Statewide Foster Care Awareness Day! It's time to share what made you 'Fall' into Fostering! Help raise awareness by sharing via social media using #fallintofostercare2019 #okfosters. We can't wait to see your posts!
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Foster Care Recruiters from across the state will be hosting events to help spread awareness. Please visit the events tabs for a complete list of events.
**Something that has been on my heart**
Ever since I was 15 years old, God placed a desire in my heart to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves. This picture was taken this past February when Demi and I visited our partner Back2Back Ministries and the orphanage for children with special needs in Mazatlan, Mexico that we support. While we’re smiling and it seems like a happy moment, the reality is that ministry is hard. The stories of these kids are hard. Fighting for these kids is hard. But no matter how hard it is, it’s what we are called to do on this earth and their lives are worth it. We are called to do two things - Love God and love people. And I’m so blessed to have a team around me, and partners who set out on the rescue mission with me to fight for hurting people every day. Why do we say rescue mission? Because when you say rescue mission, it puts a timeline on it. It gives a sense of urgency for every single kid who has been abandoned, who is hurting, who needs help, who needs a family, but more than anything, for every kid that needs Jesus. And why do we do this? Why do we give our time, money and resources to fight for others? For so many reasons, but most of all, this is what Jesus did for us. He came on a rescue mission for us. He showed us the way, He gave up a perfect eternal relationship, He suffered through incredible pain, humiliation and betrayal on our behalf. He did all of that so that we could be made right with the God of this universe. This is why we enter into these rescue missions and into the hard stories. Jesus calls us to act with great love and sacrifice on the behalf of others. I appreciate you reading this, and God bless! Tim Tebow Foundation
Real life is messy and beautiful and painful and overwhelming all rolled up together.
Real Life Foster Mom
September 21 at 10:41 AM · Adoption & foster care often give people ‘all the feels’, but it’s not always rainbows & unicorns. It’s not always a picture perfect family in the end. Adoption is HARD. Reactive Attachment Disorder (referred to as RAD) is real & can often weigh down caregivers. If you’re in this season, this article is a really good one.
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Oklahoma Fosters and Oklahoma Department of Human Services are celebrating Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week! Join us in showing your appreciation for any child welfare workers you may have in your life by sharing this post. Let's shower them with the love they deserve.