Oklahoma City, OK asked in Adoption, Employment Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma

Q: Foster parent mistreating their adopted 17 year old. Enslaving her to do his business for very minimum pay.

She gets up at 6am every morning and works till 6pm chopping wood all day making 4x4x8 stacks of wood. Only paying her $20 dollars per trailer. That is below labor laws. She had told me other things in the past that were disturbing and cried not to go back and she was reported runaway last July because he kicked her out and reported her the first time she left. Is there a way to get her into the American foster system instead of being in the potowatami tribe foster care?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jason Perkins
Jason Perkins
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • El Reno, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you feel that the child is being harmed you should contact DHS and speak with an attorney about what other options you have available.

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