Foster Care & adoption

There are more than 19,000 Arizona children in out-of-home who need a foster or adoptive home.


Child Crisis Arizona does a wonderful job  taking care of Arizona’s children in crisis. Fostering kids from your shelter has been a blessing to our family and to the kids whose lives you touch

We welcome single and two-parent families and have no limitations on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We provide extensive support to families who are raising relative children.

Most children placed were removed from the care of their birth family due to abuse or neglect. They are birth to 17 and are culturally and ethnically diverse.  We are actively seeking to recruit foster and adoptive parents of Native American descent to fulfill the need for homes that comply with parameters of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Arizona’s foster children need you

Step 1: Review Requirements

  • 21 or older for foster care, 18 or older for adoption
  • Financially stable US citizen
  • Physician’s statement verifying emotional & physical health
  • Fingerprinting & criminal background check
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security home inspection
  • Secured pool

Step 2: Attend an Orientation (click here to see orientation dates)

We’ll discuss the needs of children in care, what your role in meeting those needs will be, the process of licensing/certification and support/resources offered to foster and adoptive families. Upcoming dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, September 6: 6-8 p.m. 817 N Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Thursday,September 15: 6-8 p.m. 2711 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Saturday, September 17: 10 – 12 p.m. 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Tuesday, October 4: 6-8 p.m. 817 N Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

Step 3: Choose a licensing agency

This can potentially be a long-term relationship so choosing an agency is an important decision. Take the time to research and select the agency that’s a good fit for you and your family.

Click here for questions to consider when selecting an agency.

Step 4: Family Home Study, Home Safety Inspection And Training

At Child Crisis Arizona, after you decide to partner with us, an initial specialist visits your home to review general requirements, paperwork and training.

Read more about PS-MAPP training and the home study process.

Contact us for more information about the licensing or certification process with Child Crisis Arizona. We understand the process can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.