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Welcome to the Arizona Foster Home Connection System

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a foster parent. Like thousands of Arizona families, you too can make a difference in the life of a child in need of a home. Foster parents may open their home on a long or short term basis, provide temporary care in their home or the home of another foster parent, or provide a home to a child or adult with a developmental disability. 

There are seven steps to your journey to be a foster parent:
  1. First contact: You will select a contracted service provider that will be available to assist you.
  2. Orientation: Before making a final decision you'll want to attend an orientation to have all your questions answered and ensure that foster parenting is right for you and your family.
  3. Application: You'll be asked to provide information about yourself and your family.
  4. Pre-service training: Provided by the contracted service provider and is intended to help you get an understanding of the role you will assume (30 hours or more).
  5. Mutual assessment: The contracted service provider will complete an in-depth assessment of you and your family to verify compliance with established standards of care. 
  6. Licensing: The application and assessment are forwarded to the Department of Economic Security, who is responsible for issuance of the license.
  7. Placement of the foster child: Your contracted service provider and the Department of Economic Security will assist you in determining placement options.
The next page will help you with the first step in locating a contracted service provider to assist you. If you prefer to not use this internet site, you can also contact us at 1-877-KIDSNEEDU

Once again, thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent for a child or adult in need. We look forward to working with you. To find a service provider please click ‘Next’. To exit this web site, click on the ‘Back’ button.

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