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Foster Care

“As foster parents, we are asked to not only care for the basic needs of a child, but also sit alongside them as they digest the hurt and damage they have undeservingly experienced.”
– Carrie Dahlin, author of “What Led Me To You”
AASK Cares

Foster Care

Arizona’s foster care system is overwhelmed by a growing number of children removed from their homes because of abandonment, abuse or neglect. The options for their care haven’t kept pace. Arizona needs foster families.

Children in foster care – already frightened and hurt by the circumstances leading to intervention by the Arizona Department of Child Safety – are confused and often distrustful of adults. Children in foster care need a stable relationship with a caring adult so that healing can begin. Foster families typically serve as a port in a storm, offering safety, comfort and caring in the sometimes choppy journey to family reunification.

AASK programs, the products of decades of experience, give families the training and resources necessary to positively impact the lives of children placed in their home – for however long that may be.

Meet the Knox Family


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Areas of Foster Care

  • Our kinship foster care program supports families caring for a relative’s child.
  • Our foster care specialized medical program caters to children with complex medical needs.
  • Our foster care DDD program provides foster care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Our Todos los Niños program serves children with Hispanic heritage.
  • Our Tribal program addresses the culturally-specific needs of children placed in the care of American Indian tribal authorities.

Meet Foster Mom, Rosa


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If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please take the next steps to learn more about how you can help a child.

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