Foster Care & Adoption
Open your home...open your heart
There are more than 13,000 foster children in the state of Arizona in need of a foster home. At Catholic Charities Community Services, we believe that every child deserves a safe, nurturing environment. We strive to create the right fit for families and children with foster placement. But it doesn’t end there. We support our foster families throughout the entire licensing process and offer continued support by providing the education and resources you need to take on this important role.
Short-term or Long-term… these children need you!
Some children need a home for a day, others a week, still others may need care for a year or more. No matter how short or long they are in your home, they will stay in your heart forever.
We will train you and help you get licensed provide temporary foster care until children can be reunited with their parents; respite foster care as a short-term substitute for foster care parents during vacations or emergencies; or provide further training for those interested in providing therapeutic foster care or care for medically fragile children. We also facilitate the adoption of foster children when the state terminates parental rights.
If you’re at least 21 years of age, in good health with sufficient family income, we will help you complete your background check, gather references, and complete your training and documentation to open your heart and your home to children in need.
Financial Assistance Is Included
Foster parents receive a monthly stipend from the Department of Child Safety (DCS) to assist in the care of a foster child; our team members can provide additional information about the stipend amounts, which vary based on each situation. Medical, dental and daycare costs for the children are covered by the state of Arizona.
What Does it Mean to be in Foster Care?
Our Foster Care and Adoptions Specialists will be your guides through the licensing process. This includes training you in the Arizona state required training, Foster Parent College. We will also assist you in getting licensed to provide foster care to meet the parameters of your home. This can include being full-time foster parents until children can be reunited with their parents, providing respite foster care as a short-term substitute for foster care parents during vacations or emergencies; or with further training for those interested in providing Therapeutic Foster Care or care for medically fragile children. We also assist in facilitating the adoption of foster children when the state terminates parental rights.
So how about it? Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life?
Ready to Adopt a Foster Child?
If you’d like to complete your forever family, Catholic Charities can help! We assist families in adopting children through DCS by certifying adoptive homes, matching children with families and providing post-placement support.