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Departments needs families for foster parenting, adoption

Departments needs families for foster parenting, adoption
(Shutterstock) For more information on being a foster parent or adopting, contact Muscogee (Creek) Nation Children and Family Services at: 918-732-7869.

Recruitment meeting held at Mound

Darren DeLaune/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Children and Family Services held a recruitment session Nov. 27 for their Foster Care and Adoption Certification Program.

MCN Certification, Recruitment, Placement and Training Coordinator Robyn Wind spoke about the dire need to have more foster care and adoption families in the Nation.

“We are thankful for our resource families and our staff that helps our kids,” she said. “We need more.”

Currently, there are 308 Muscogee (Creek) children who are in tribal and state custody, but those numbers change from month to month.

“Sometimes more, sometimes less,” Wind said. “About a third of those children that are in custody need permanent homes.”

MCN has 21 adoptive homes.

During the session, newly elected MCN National Council Tukvpvtce Seat B Thomasene Yahola told her story about when her family adopted their son, Cameron.

“It takes a big heart to do this,” she said. “You don’t know what you are getting into and I think that is one of the scariest things for us.”

Read their full story here.

Wind spoke again on the importance of adoption.

“They need us and we need you,” she said.

For more information on being a foster parent or adopting, contact CFSA at: 918-732-7869.

DARREN DELAUNE
Reporter
918.732.7703 | DDeLaune@MvskokeMedia.com
Darren has been with Mvskoke Media since 2009. He has always (and still does) played sports so he wanted to write about it. What started with sports, turned into features, columns, articles, whatever he can find around the MCN. He enjoys trying new things, which helped him become an avid dancer of bachata. Darren has one daughter, Syeann.

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