After a child has been reunited with a parent or guardian, the court will supervise for a period not to exceed six months prior to dismissal of the case. The court may increase the duration of supervision according to the best interests of the child.
Supervision by OKDHS means the Child Welfare (CW) case will remain open but custody has been returned to at least one of the parents. Any current support being enforced against that parent will need to be terminated, but any arrears will continue to be enforced. Any current support paid by the noncustodial parent should issue to the parent who has the child in trial reunification, unless that parent is receiving Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF). Both child support cases should remain open (unless there are no arrears for the parent who has the child) until the deprived case is dismissed.