Question: Can the LGBT community adopt and foster?

Question: Can the LGBT community adopt and foster?  


Yes! If you are a part of the LGBT community, you are able to foster and adopt. Prior to the legalization of same sex marriage in Arizona, adoption was a little different as usually only the licensed foster parent would be the one to adopt. With the recent changes, it gives same sex couples the ability to foster together and to both be a part of the adoption process.


All people who foster must meet the same requirements to foster:

Married, single, divorced or widowed:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legal U.S. and Arizona resident
  • Apartment dweller, renter or home-owner
  • Able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check

If you are considering becoming a foster parent the first step is to attend orientation. Check out the upcoming schedule here (



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