Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

Dear Bio Dad

Letter to my son’s biological dad:   Dear Sir, In recognition of Father’s Day, I was asked if I would consider writing you a letter.  My first inclination was to decline the request.  Selfishly, I decided to take on the challenge because I think the experience might provide me with...
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Pre-Existing Conditions

“The COVID-19 crisis is exploiting the pre-existing conditions of poverty and fatherlessness that ravage our most vulnerable children. Before the crisis, the foster care system was Ground Zero in the battle for the heart of our nation – and the heart of the Church.” Joe Knittig, CEO of CarePortal  ...
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CASA: a Calling and a Cone

After 30+ hours of classroom training and even more hours of prayer and preparation, I was assigned my first case as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). The facts of the case: elementary aged brother and sister in a foster home on the other side of town; mom incarcerated; dad’s...
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Dear Baby C

As your birthday approaches…   Dear Baby C, As I sit here tonight, and prep for your 1st birthday celebrations, I am overwhelmed with raw emotions. Yes I’m happy, don’t get me wrong, but I’m also sad. I’m sad and heartbroken, and in awe of your birth mom. I am...
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Meet Our Team: April

April is technically a native Arizonan being born in Tucson but it wasn’t long before her Air Force family was on the move to several other states (California, Ohio, Washington DC, Florida) as well as Brindisi, Italy.  She returned to Arizona from overseas in 1986 for high school in Tempe...
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