Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

2019: A Year of Building

Last year at this time, we were excitedly waiting for the close of the property that would become our office and home base for those we connect with and serve.  We walked the property and dreamed of what 2019 would look like. We planned out the scheduled events, what our...
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Collaborating in the Giving of Presence

My name is Jennifer Barrie and I have had the privilege of being the Program Supervisor for the Arizona’s Children Association Child Specific Program for the past year. The Child Specific Recruitment Program is a program that helps youth in care find connections and permanency. In doing this there are...
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Matching a Need with Your Strengths

I volunteer for Foster Arizona, and much of my time is involved with facilities-related projects.  I had been looking for a fit for a while, to match my time and abilities with an organization that has a purpose and a need. My wife would tell you I might be justifying...
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Brothers Reunited

Tristan and Jayden are biological brothers, sharing the same birth parents. Like many children in foster care, they are victims of trauma. Their first years of life were filled with neglect, abuse and violence. Entering an overcrowded system, the brothers were bounced between foster and group homes in a whirlwind...
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Not Flesh of My Flesh

Through many years of infertility and major surgeries in the late 60’s and early in our marriage,  it was clear that we had a zero percent chance of becoming pregnant.  At that very moment, one realizes they have to change gears and start thinking about just loving a child and...
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