Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

The Unexpected Phone Call

“I know he will be loved, safe, and happy with you.” Those were the words that my cousin said to me when I received the phone call that changed my life. That day we had just attended our first class to become licensed foster parents and had no clue that...
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Meet Our Team: Michelle

I am a native of Arizona and grew up in Chandler. I went to Grand Canyon University and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I’ve taught elementary school for 10 years, and attained two more masters degrees while teaching. Then, I took time off so I...
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The Beauty of Instead

We didn’t get “congratulations.” Instead they said, “oh, I could never do that. I’d get too attached.” We did it anyway. We didn’t get to have a baby shower. Instead, we spent nine months practicing CPR on a plastic doll and trying to find the exact right fire extinguisher in...
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Post-Placement Mom Grief

I don’t remember anyone talking about this in my foster parenting training classes. I don’t remember it from any of the recommended books. But I do remember feeling acutely and desperately guilty once I received a placement… for missing out on my child’s first years. In 2016, my husband and...
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Meet Our Team: Al

Al Moore is the father of three, and happily married. He and his wife have two adult daughters and a son who died at the age of 5. He has three biological grandchildren and a foster grandchild. His youngest daughter and son-in-law are foster parents and he enjoys partnering with...
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