Building strength, resilience in individuals and families.

Become a Foster Parent

Sunbeam Family Services has served Oklahoma’s children in foster care and their families for more than 100 years. Do you have an interest in becoming a foster parent or becoming a short-term respite home? If so, you will become a part of a program that’s goal is keeping families together and strong. This is what makes our program unique, we serve children ages 0-17. And to support the needs of foster parents and children, our foster families have access to all of Sunbeam’s services, including counselors who are trauma certified and priority placement in our high-quality early childhood services.  For more information contact Simyra Cooper at 405.609.8931 or

Foster Parents

Becoming a foster parent is an act of love and a commitment to being a nurturing family for a child who has experienced many disruptions in their life. Children come into foster care because of severe neglect, abuse, abandonment, or because of a parent’s incarceration or death. With your love and encouragement, you can change the course of a child’s life, and by opening your home and heart, you may be a child’s first experience with an adult who lovingly cares for their needs. It’s more than providing a safe shelter, it’s about letting a child experience the loving kindness of a family, your family.

Respite Home

Respite homes provide short-term, valuable care for a supported home while they are on vacation, need to make out-of-state visits, and more. Respite parents can be single or married, but must be over the age of 21 or older and complete certification and training.

Foster Care Wish List

If you would like to get involved with our Foster Care program by donating items, we have a list of needs below:

Foster Care Wish List

Please contact Sarah England, Grants and Donor Services Manager, at 405.609.8994 or email for more information about donating items or making cash donations to the program.