Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

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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Dear Bio Mom

An open letter to the biological mom of my adopted daughter:   Dear Elisha, It’s been a long time since I have heard from you and I hope you are doing well. I know your addiction still has a strong hold on you and how difficult that has made life...
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The Healing Power of Food

For the past 13 years I have volunteered to bring children and youth into my home who have just lost their immediate and extended family, home, friends, and community. In a blink of an eye, they are now away from everything that was familiar to them; placed with people they...
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Outdoor Family Activities by Age Range

Ages 0-12 1. Create chalk art- 2. Make an outdoor scavenger hunt- neighborhood-scavenger-hunt-page-1 3. Make a Neighborhood Bear Hunt- Put a stuffed teddy bear somewhere in your home that would be visible from the sidewalk outside (such as in a window, by the front door, or on the porch) and...
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