Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

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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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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