Adoption & Foster Care AZ - Child Crisis Arizona

Will you open your heart and home and become a foster or adoptive parent?

Adoption, Foster CareNearly 17,000 Arizona children of all ages and cultures are in need of safe, secure and loving environments. Child Crisis Arizona’s foster care and adoption program is committed to helping children in out-of-home care by licensing and certifying parents for foster care and adoption. We provide extensive support to the families we serve and are proud of our low disruption rate. Our combination of services and support, along with realistic training, prepares families for the placement of children of all ages and backgrounds.

Child Crisis Arizona works with both single- and two-parent families and has no limitations on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Additionally, we actively seek foster and adoptive parents from the Native American and LGBT communities.

There are many myths about foster care and adoption, but most often we hear how parents who intended to positively impact a child’s life have had their lives equally transformed. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, give us a call at 480-834-9424 or contact one of our Adoption/Foster Care Specialists directly by filling out our online Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry form.

Support Services:

  • Exceptional advanced training
  • Support groups
  • Monthly in-home support
  • Medical and dental services for children
  • Emergency on-call support
  • Parent mentors
  • Family events
  • Room and board financial support

Foster Care

Foster parents provide love and consistency to the children with the understanding that the time they have with them is temporary.

Adoption

The adoption process gives families the opportunity to become a child’s forever family. These children are in need of permanent, safe, loving and supportive homes.

Thinking about becoming a foster or adoptive parent?

Attend an orientation!

All of our Foster Care & Adoption orientations are held at 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 unless noted otherwise. Upcoming dates include:

  • Tuesday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hear stories from some of our foster & adoptive parents:

What’s it like  being a foster parent? Find out by listening to stories from some of our families!

Hear how Mac Watson, from KTAR’s Mac & Gaydos, and his wife decided to become foster parents.

Foster Care Testimonial

5 Steps to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent

  • 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

 

We’ll discuss the needs of children in care, what your role in meeting those needs will be, the process of licensing/certification and the support/resources offered to foster and adoptive families. Orientations are held at 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 unless noted otherwise. Upcoming dates include:

  • Tuesday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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.

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.

If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, give us a call at 480-834-9424 or contact one of our Adoption/Foster Care Specialists directly by filling out our online Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry form.