If you know of someone (a friend, family member, acquaintance), who may be interested in becoming a foster parent, please send them this email and have them fill out the form at the link below to learn more.
Be sure to have the person you’re referring add your name in the “How did you hear about us?” section of the form.
Not only do you help grow the foster parent community, but you’ll receive a $200 gift card for every foster parent you refer and assist in becoming licensed. As you know, the licensing process can often be confusing and lead to many questions. An experienced foster parent can be the greatest support to an incoming family. See a great example below in our #Loveup Moment.
Thanks in advance for helping share the incredible experience of becoming a foster parent with others. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
DCS is partnering with The Johnjay & Rich #Loveup Foundation to honor and recognize Arizona’s foster and adoptive families. The #Loveup Foundation was created to promote the movement of “spreading love and kindness.” As part of the movement, the #Loveup Foundation will monthly recognize a foster or adoptive family in a ” #Loveup Moment” for their commitment and dedication to the children of Arizona. The family recognized in the #LoveUp Moment will receive a $100 gift card, courtesy of #LoveUp Foundation. To nominate a family click the button below.
This month's #LoveUp Moment winner is Christina. Here is what her nominator wrote: "I am nominating therapeutic foster parent Christina for going above and beyond in ensuring a youth in her care remains connected with family. Christina has been fostering a fairly challenging youth for over a year now and when recently provided with information of family members who want to be a part of this child’s life, Christina didn’t hesitate to facilitate visits with family. As soon as she received the family member’s contact information, she was excited and eager to re-connect the family with the youth she is fostering. It was only a matter of days before Christina coordinated a visit with this child’s family at the child’s favorite restaurant. Christina also keeps this youth connected with his siblings who reside over an hour away from her by planning regular visits so they can continue their strong sibling bond. Christina takes the initiative to reach out to people that this youth is connected to so he feels cared for and does a wonderful job at providing a therapeutic forum for the child as well. It is evident that the support this youth receives from Christina has impacted him in many positive ways, especially because he has a sense of belonging."
Camp 1 Promise
Training Opportunities Statewide
Warmline Supports Kinship and Foster Families
The Foster Parent Warmline is available for kinship families and licensed foster parents. While not an emergency number, Warmline staff can assist with information, authorizations for services, timely communication, and support. It is not intended to discourage or replace direct and regular communication between the DCS Specialist and the out-of-home caregiver. You can reach the Warmline by calling 1-877-KIDSNEEDU (1-877-543-7633) and selecting Option 3. Warmline staff are available during business hours. Callers also have the option of leaving a voice message.
The Children's Heart Gallery heightens the visibility of some of the state's most vulnerable boys and girls by using the power of photography to capture their unique spirits and stories. The profiles featured here on the website are also displayed in exhibits in churches, airports and malls, all with the purpose of connecting these children with forever families. Check out our new and improved site at childrensheartgallery.org.
Meet the Kids
Tony & Jessica
Tony & Jessica
Jessica and Tony are fun-loving siblings who love hanging out together. Jessica is a caring and nurturing young woman, who is always willing to help someone out. She loves school, especially math class. She looks forward to riding the bus to school every day. Tony enjoys math, P.E. and lunch! His favorite part about math is multiplication. When he’s not in school, he likes to play video games, especially Mortal Kombat and Pokemon, as well as watching Rick and Morty. Jessica was born in 2006. Tony was born in 2004.
Diamond is incredibly bright and does well in school. She believes school is her way of moving forward to bigger and better things in life. Her favorite subjects in school include science and history. She also enjoys P.E. class as well, which is no surprise as Diamond is very active. She loves hiking, playing basketball and going to the gym. Diamond was born in 2003.