Thousands of Arizona children are in need of safe, secure and loving environments.
Foster Care & Adoption
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. Child Crisis Arizona provides extensive support to foster care and adoption families and is proud of the low disruption rate. Child Crisis Arizona offers a combination of services and support, along with realistic training, to prepare families for placement of children of all ages and backgrounds.
Child Crisis Arizona works with both single and two-parent families. There are no limitations on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Additionally, Child Crisis Arizona actively seeks foster and adoptive parents from the Native American and LGBT communities.
Are you raising a relative’s child? Child Crisis Arizona offers special services for kinship caregivers including support groups, foster care certification and training, parenting resources and family activities.
Many teens are in need of a foster home so they can focus on graduating from high school and begin to build a future. Meet Allistar whose life was forever changed thanks to a loving, supportive foster family.
What are the requirements to become a foster or adoptive parent?
- Must be age 21 or older for foster care, 18 or older for adoption
- Must be financially stable
- Must be a United States citizen
- Obtain a physician’s statement verifying your emotional & physical health
- Complete a fingerprint & criminal background check
- Complete an Arizona Department of Economic Security home inspection
What Will I Learn at the Agency Meet and Greet?
You will learn about 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.
Foster Care & Adoption meet and greets are held in Mesa and Phoenix. Call (480) 834-9424 or contact one of our Adoption/Foster Care Specialists directly by filling out the online Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry form.
Please watch these AZDCS videos on the steps to becoming a foster parent prior to attending.
Upcoming Agency Meet and Greet Dates
All 2019 Agency Meet and Greet dates are from 6 – 8 pm.
Dates are as follows at our Phoenix location, 2334 E. Polk St. Phoenix, AZ 85006:
- October 16th
- November 20th
Dates are as follows at our Mesa location, 604 W. 9th Street, Mesa, AZ 85201:
- December 18th
All 2020 Agency Meet and Greet dates are from 6 – 8 pm. Dates are as follows at 604 W. 9th St. Mesa, AZ 85201:
- January 7th
- February 4th
- March 3rd
- April 7th
- May 5th
- June 2nd
What is the certification process?
- After you decide to partner with Child Crisis Arizona for your adoption or foster placement, a licensing specialist will visit your home to work with you on completing general requirements, paperwork, and training.
- Your specialist will interview family members, guide you through the required paperwork, and help you complete your home study.
- Your specialist will guide you through preparing your home for the inspection. Then you’ll be ready for licensing or certification!
For more information, please call (480) 834-9424.
Foster Parent College Pre-Service Blended Training Program and Home Study Process
The Foster Parent College Pre-Service Blended Training Program is a five-week program that combines in-person classroom sessions with additional hours of online training. This training helps potential foster/adoptive parents understand foster and adoptive children’s needs introduce parents to the child welfare system and their role and gives families and specialists an opportunity to get to know each other to ensure the program is a good fit.
Upcoming Foster Parent College Pre-Service Blended Training Program Start Dates: To be announced.
For more information you may also call: (480) 834-9424.
We proudly support diversity and inclusion for all people.
Our services are fully inclusive of all individuals regardless of race, color, religious beliefs, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.