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.
Conference for Youth
- Where: The Commons on Shea, 6451 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
- Date: October 5, 2019
- Time: 8 am -3 pm
Come join Foster Arizona for our first Empowered Connections Conference; focusing on connecting young adults currently in foster care or transitioning out of foster care 13-22 with their community while empowering them with life skills, coping skills, career exploration, critical thinking/communications skills, and resources. Guest speaker, Jeremy Hoyum from Jake's Unlimited, will open the morning session with his personal story of facing adversity head on. Sign up early for the greatest breakout session selection.
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.
Jeff & Amy* have fostered and adopted many children. Over the last several years they have adopted a teenager out of a group home, a young sibling group disrupted from another foster home and are will soon be adopting another young sibling set of 5 disrupted from two separate foster homes, who would otherwise be split apart. They have worked tirelessly to provide a safe and loving home and keep siblings together. Their answer is almost always “yes” when they hear of a child in need, despite already having many biological and adoptive children. They always make a way even if it means remodeling their home, building furniture or buying a larger vehicle.
*Please note names were changed for privacy.
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
Romeo is an energetic and curious boy that loves to dance! You can find Romeo dancing to songs around the house, watching Spongebob Squarepants and playing basketball. He enjoys playing football and watching his favorite team, the Arizona Cardinals. While at school, Romeo soaks up as much information as he can in social studies, learning all about history, since it’s his favorite class. Romeo would thrive with a family who is patient, teachable and able to “meet Romeo where he is.” Romeo was born in 2010.
Angelina is a fun-loving girl who enjoys going to church. She wishes for a forever family who is Christian and involved in church as well. Angelina loves to laugh, be silly and spend time with others. She loves people and enjoys listening to music and dancing with her loved ones. Angelina was born in 2005