Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

There is Hope! Touching Lives through Cooking

As our nation is faced with this COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are perhaps for the first time in their lives having to worry about how they will feed their families. How they will pay for their rent or mortgage. They worry about the daily uncertainty, not truly knowing what tomorrow will bring....
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Indoor Family Activities by Age Range

Ages 0-12 1. Make an indoor scavenger hunt- Indoor-Scavenger-Hunt 2. Make salt dough Easter eggs- 3. Make greeting cards- Fold colored paper in half or in fourths, then have children draw a picture to mail to a relative or a person in an assisted living facility. 4. Make a...
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Things a Judge Wishes the Community Knew

The “things” I wish our community knew regarding the well-being of Arizona’s most vulnerable children, are things I knew very little about until just a few years ago. In July 2012, I was a relatively new superior court judge and I was about to begin a 3-year stint in juvenile...
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Notes From A Guardian ad Litem

I have been a GAL for almost 16 years and there are a few things I wish foster parents knew. My job is to represent the best interest of the child. I do not represent the foster parents. As much as I like you as a placement or think the...
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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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