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 LGBTQ 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.

If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please complete the online Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry form. 


Meet Our Families

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 a Life Safety Inspection
  • Complete five weeks of Foster Parent College training
  • Provide five references 
  • Provide documentation including, not limited to, birth certificate, CPR/ First Aid training, auto insurance

Child Crisis Arizona works with both single and two-parent families. There are no limitations on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

You can find more details about these requirements HERE.

Explore more myths about fostering or adopting HERE.


Upcoming Agency Meet and Greet Dates


Learn about the foster care and adoption process by attending one of our Agency Meet and Greet events. During this virtual meeting, you will learn about the needs of children in care, what your role in meeting those needs will be, the licensing and certification process, as well as the support and resources offered to foster and adoptive families.

The next Agency Meet and Greet will be held virtually over Zoom on June 18th at 6 p.m.

Upcoming virtual 2024 Meet and Greet dates:

  • June 18
  • July 2
  • July 16
  • August 6
  • August 20

To attend, please complete the Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry form.

For additional questions, please call (602) 385-7526 or email  adoption.foster@childcrisisaz.org

Please watch these AZDCS videos on the steps to becoming a foster parent prior to attending.

Why Choose Child Crisis Arizona?

  • We offer community Foster Care, Kinship foster care, adoption only certification.
  • We work with both single and two-parent families. There are no limitations on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We actively seek foster and adoptive families from the Native American and LGBTQ communities.
  • CCA offers multiple training options to meet pre-service training with a focus on Trauma Informed Care to prepare you for parenting foster and adoptive children.
  • Our tribal contracts allow us to address the cultural needs of our American Indian children and ensures they stay connected to their Native Heritage.
  • Flexible staff schedules to accommodate your needs.
  • Foster and adoptive family mentors.
  • Family centered events throughout the year that allow you and the children in your care to form supportive relationships with other foster and adoptive families.
  • 24-hour emergency support.
  • Counseling services for children.
  • Clothing, toy, holiday and school supply drives to provide much needed itemsfor children in your care.


What is the certification process?

  1. 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.
  2. Your specialist will interview family members, guide you through the required paperwork, and help you complete your home study.
  3. Your specialist will guide you through preparing your home for the Life Safety Inspection. Then you’ll be ready for licensing or certification!

For more information, please call (602) 385-7526.


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.