Gregory E. Pyle, Chief
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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Gary Batton, Asst. Chief
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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Adoption

Many Choctaw children who enter foster care can never be returned to their homes.  These Choctaw children are waiting to be adopted.  That’s why the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma actively seeks Choctaw families to become adoptive homes.  We are in great need of Choctaw families to open their homes and their hearts to these children, especially those children who are in state's custody.  istock_000012677506xsmalladoption

While CFS deals with two types of adoptions - children who are in a state's custody as well as children who are eligible for private adoptions - the majority of the CFS effort is focused on Choctaw children in state custody.

These Choctaw state custody children are:

Infants through 18 years of age
Sibling groups
Children with special emotional, medical, or physical needs
Children who have experienced multiple out-of-home placements

The Indian Child Welfare  Act requires private adoption agencies working on an adoption plan with a Choctaw family to contact us if  the family is voluntarily placing a Choctaw child up for adotion.   Once we are contacted, CFS will determine if the child is Indian and, if so, will submit Choctaw Adoptive family home studies to the adoption agency so they can present them to the biological family. We encourage the agency to present our Choctaw homes as they would their own. We want our Choctaw children placed in Choctaw homes. 


What are the requirements to become a Choctaw Adoption Resource Family:

  • You or your spouse must be an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation.
  • You can be single or married
  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • You must have the emotional, physical, and financial abilities to provide for a child’s needs
  • You must submit to a search of all state and national criminal history records
  • You must ensure that no household member has a prior conviction of a sexual offense.
  • You must attend pre-service training
  • You must ensure that no household member has confirmed child welfare history.
  • You must provide information for a family assessment (home study)
For more information on how to become a Choctaw Adoption Family please contact:

Larry Behrens
Foster Care/Adoption Specialist
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Phone:  800-522-6170 ext. 2331

Justin McDaniel
Social Worker
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Phone:  800-522-6170 ext. 2539

 
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