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Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

Question: How do I become a foster parent?   

This is one of my favorite questions! Arizona is in desperate need of more families to step up and become foster parents. Although fostering is not easy, it is incredibly fulfilling and worthwhile. Here are some of the requirements:

You are eligible to foster if you are:

  • 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
  • Able to meet your household’s financial needs
  • Physically and mentally healthy

If you meet the requirements and are ready to take the first step, you will want to sign up for an orientation class:

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