Sunbeam Fosters Hope

Learn About Opening Your Heart and Home – Dec. 14 at 6pm, Zoom

Are you interested in opening your heart and home to children in foster care? If so, join Sunbeam Dec. 14 at 6pm for a one-hour informational meeting! A Sunbeam foster care expert will be sharing more information on the foster care process, the wraparound support foster children and families receive from Sunbeam, and why Sunbeam was voted as Metro Family Magazine’s 2021 Family Favorite – Foster Care agency! A current Sunbeam foster parent will also share his/her experience of fostering with Sunbeam. Bring your questions, as there will be an interactive question and answer session as well.

Foster Hope

On average, 7,800 children are in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKHDS) custody throughout Oklahoma and are in need of safe, loving homes where they can grow and thrive. Since Oklahoma City no longer has overnight shelters, the child welfare system relies on quality foster homes to provide shelter and a support system to children in foster care.  

We were voted as Metro Family Magazine’s 2021 Family Favorite – Foster Care agency!

Sunbeam Fosters Safe, Loving Homes

Sunbeam is a traditional foster care agency providing temporary care and supportive services in a home environment for children in OKDHS custody. Sunbeam works to improve the safety, well-being, and permanency of children from birth to 18 years of age by recruiting and training new foster parents as one of the 15 private foster care agencies in Oklahoma. 

While OKDHS works with biological parents on a pathway to reunification, Sunbeam provides ongoing support to families through 24/7 case management, training, and connection to resources. A significant number of children who enter the child welfare system have experienced trauma that can lead to ongoing issues with social, cognitive, emotional and behavioral well-being. For this reason, all children in Sunbeam’s foster care program receive priority placement and services from its early childhood services and mental health programs.  

Sunbeam provides children in new placement with items from its basic needs pantry such as clothing and hygiene items. Throughout the placement, Sunbeam staff monitors placement stability, attends court hearings, and ensures the overall success of the child in foster care. 

Open Your Heart and Home – Become a Foster Parent

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 or call (405) 609-6682. 

You Can Support Foster Children and Foster Families

When children leave their homes they often have nothing – not even a tooth brush. Please help us support children in Foster Care by donating most-needed items.

Foster Care Wish List

Lifebooks for Children in Foster Care
Hygiene Wish List

To make a financial or in-kind donation contact Colleen Howe at or call (405) 609-1755.

Become a Foster Parent