See this editorial in the Oklahoman about the state’s progress on foster care reform efforts.
“For example, DHS approved 431 new foster homes during the first half of fiscal year 2017, which the agency said is the most in the first half of any fiscal year since the Pinnacle Plan was implemented. It has increased the number of children whose first placement was not in a shelter, but instead was in “kinship” homes — those of a relative or someone they know. The agency says 92 percent of children in DHS custody are placed with families. These kinship placements provide more stability and reduce the chances of the child having to endure another move while in foster care.”