It was 6 a.m. Las Vegas time when Keli Tointigh awoke to her cell phone ringing.
The Chickasha resident was on vacation with her husband, John Tointigh, when an Oklahoma Department of Human Services employee asked if the couple would be willing to take in the children of one of Keli Tointigh’s cousins. The Tointighs had never applied to be foster parents.
“She said, ‘Can you call me back today and let me know?’” Keli recalls. “I was like, ‘Today?’”