Open Your Heart & Home

Sunbeam recognizes at the heart of a healthy foster care family is dedication and compassionate support. Sunbeam foster parents must be at least 21 years old and have the ability to love, understand, care for and support child. Sunbeam’s program is open to individuals and families regardless of marital status, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, religion or race. 

Sunbeam Foster Parent Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age or older 
  • Must be willing to work with staff and biological parents 
  • Have no history of alleged or confirmed child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse 
  • Complete OKDHS required background checks for all adult household members, including but not limited to: fingerprints, OSBI, child welfare history, military checks, out of state and juvenile checks for household members ages 13-17 
  • Must own or rent a house or apartment
  • Provide a minimum of 6 references
  • Complete 37 hours of pre-service training 
  • Comply with OKDHS rules on discipline 
  • Have a working vehicle and cell phone 
  • Are able to manage personal and household financial needs without relying on foster care reimbursement 
  • Be in good physical, emotional and mental health 

To learn more,  contact Jana Hagermann at jhagermann@sunbeamfamilyservices.org or call (405) 609-6682.