Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

The Struggle to Connect

Alright, pull up a chair and I’ll tell you a little story. Imagine that you have just spent the morning wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby and you finally make it back to the aisles that are lined with picture frames. As you browse the different sizes and styles you...
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My Adoption Story

It all started when my caseworker planned a visit with my (adoptive) parents. Of course, I was really scared but my brother was fine- he’s the brave one out of us two. A cab came to pick us up to have a weekend visit with them. At first it was...
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Meet Our Team: Chris

Born in Council Bluffs Iowa, Chris’s parents moved his family around quite a bit (Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Colorado) prior to settling down in Scottsdale, AZ in 1991. Chris finished High School at Horizon High School in 1993, and then attended Arizona State University, completing his bachelors degree in Business in...
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A Year of Connection!

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  ― Brené Brown A couple of years ago, I read a book called the The...
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Top Blogs of 2019

As we kick off another year on Foster Arizona’s blog, we thought it would be fun to take a moment and look back at the top posts from 2019 that got you talking, sharing, and made us all a little more educated about the world of foster care! 5. 4....
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The Gift of Presence: Normalcy

When I was growing up I used to hate Christmas. We wouldn’t get any presents and it was really hard for our family. The only thing that we would do is probably get a ham or a turkey and make some mashed potatoes and that was our Christmas. When I...
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