Foster or Adopt

Steps involved in becoming a Foster/Adopt Family

You are eligible to foster/adopt in the state of Arizona if you meet the following criteria:

  • Married, single, divorced, or widowed
  • At least 21 years of age to foster/At least 18 years of age to adopt
  • Legal U.S. and Arizona resident
  • Apartment dweller, renter, or homeowner
  • Able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check
  • Able to meet your household’s financial needs
  • Physically and mentally healthy

Make a decision to pursue becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Orientation is your next step. In Arizona, you may attend either a Faith-Based State orientation or the General State Orientation. Orientation will prepare you to take the next step of choosing an agency. Click here to learn more about orientation.

Next Step: Orientation Class

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Tips for Interviewing Agencies

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Resources for Foster Families

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