Foster Care & adoption

Child Crisis Arizona is committed to helping the more than 19,000 Arizona children in out-of-home care by licensing and certifying parents for foster care and adoption.

The range of services and support along with realistic training prepares families for the placement of children of all ages and backgrounds.

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

We provide:

  • Education and training
  • Child-family matching services
  • Post-placement support

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 kin. children.

Most children placed with our families were removed from the care of their birth family due to abuse or neglect. They are ages birth to 17 and come from a variety of ethnicities and cultures.

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:

  • Thursday, May 19: 6 – 8 p.m. 2711 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Saturday, May 21: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Tuesday, June 7: 6 – 8 p.m. 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Thursday, June 16: 6 – 8 p.m. 2711 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Tuesday, July 5: 6 – 8 p.m. 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Thursday, July 21: 6 – 8 p.m. 2711 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Tuesday, August 2: 6 – 8 p.m. 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Thursday, August 18: 6 – 8 p.m. 2711 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

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.>/p>

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.