HISTORY

Our mission has always been to bring children together with nurturing families, and although a lot has changed over the years, this mission has stayed the same as we continue to connect these children with loving

families to help them succeed and grow.

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Marland's Place, formerly known as the American Legion Children’s Home and later the Marland Children’s Home, has been in existence since 1928 and is located on 100 acres of land in Kay County in north central Oklahoma. E.W. Marland, oilman, philanthropist and past Governor of Oklahoma donated the land.  Along with William McFadden and other local businessmen, money was donated to build dorms to help house children of veterans who lost their lives in WWI and also served as a temporary home for children whose parents were fighting in the wars.  Over time, it changed its mission to include children in DHS custody, but the focus has always remained the same, improving the lives of children.

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Since its beginning, Marland's Place has cared for over 8,000 children with widely diverse backgrounds. At one time there were as many as 130 youth being served at the home. 

HISTORY

Our mission has always been to bring children together with nurturing families, and although a lot has changed over the years, this mission has stayed the same as we continue to connect these children with loving

families to help them succeed and grow.

marlandmcfadden.jpg

Marland's Place, formerly known as the American Legion Children’s Home and later the Marland Children’s Home, has been in existence since 1928 and is located on 100 acres of land in Kay County in north central Oklahoma. E.W. Marland, oilman, philanthropist and past Governor of Oklahoma donated the land.  Along with William McFadden and other local businessmen, money was donated to build dorms to help house children of veterans who lost their lives in WWI and also served as a temporary home for children whose parents were fighting in the wars.  Over time, it changed its mission to include children in DHS custody, but the focus has always remained the same, improving the lives of children.

building.jpg

Since its beginning, Marland's Place has cared for over 8,000 children with widely diverse backgrounds. At one time there were as many as 130 youth being served at the home. 

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This piece of treasured ground has been fulfilling E.W. Marland's wishes for nearly 100 years now through various means, strategies and even names.

2020 has brought on yet another change. Since the transition to a foster placement agency with on campus foster homes nearly two years ago, we now feel it is time for the name to follow suit. We would like to introduce to you, Marland’s Place: Foster Family Services. We are excited to continue to serve the youth in Oklahoma through recruiting and training foster parents and helping children find nurturing homes. We service foster families both on and off campus and are available 24/7 right here in Kay County. We are excited to share in this new venture with a community that has loved and supported us for 93 years.