Our Foster Care Program actively recruits and licenses families and single adults who are willing to open their hearts and homes to provide loving homes to children in the custody of the state's Child Protective Services. Once a child is placed in a foster home, Catholic Charities continues to supervise care and support foster families to make sure that the needs of foster children are met.
Like our children, foster families have diverse cultural, ethnic, social and religious backgrounds. They work with staff regarding the individual needs of the children placed in their homes and participate in on-going trainings. Our foster parents receive support from our staff, including 24-hour access to emergency assistance. See our basic requirements to become a foster parent.
Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to assist in the care of a foster child. Medical, dental and daycare costs are covered through the state.
Our foster children range in age from newborn to 18 and are from diverse ethnicities and family backgrounds. Some families work best with teens, others with infants and toddlers, or sibling sets, while others are skilled at working with medically fragile children or with children who have special needs. During the licensing process we assess talents, skills and desires of each family to so everyone can be confident of a successful match.
Upcoming orientations April - June.
Not ready to be a foster parent? You can still help.
Foster Care and Community Adoption Services are provided at the following locations:
Yavapai County - Jennifer Devore
firstname.lastname@example.org or 928.634.4254 ext. 54132
Maricopa County - Sally Gramke
email@example.com or 602.943.3843 ext. 51910
Upcoming orientations in metro-Phoenix
Navajo, Coconino and Mohave Counties - John Lang
firstname.lastname@example.org or 928.634.4254 ext. 54132
Apache Junction - Pinal and Gila Counties - America Norzagaray
email@example.com or 1.866.800.9468 or 1.520.876.0047 ext. 106