Arizona foster children picture 70 percent of foster children remain in the system for an average of two years. (statistic image)

Foster Care in Arizona

Arizona’s foster care system manages an unprecedented 16,500 foster children today. Through no fault of their own, children who enter foster care have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or drug exposure. Once they are in Arizona’s foster care system, they are often scared and confused. What the children need most is to live in a stable, loving home, knowing that they have someone who cares and who they can count on.

Because there are so many foster children in Arizona who need loving homes, there is a vital need for additional foster families throughout Maricopa County. AASK is here to provide family support so that every foster care placement is nurtured. Our dedicated foster care program gives families the resources and education to have a positive impact on the lives of foster children in the state’s care.

Meet the Knox Family

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Services for Foster Care

  • We offer support for families caring for a relative’s child through our kinship foster care program.
  • For medically fragile foster children from newborn to 5 years old, we offer a specialized medical foster care program that caters to their individual needs.
  • For Spanish-speaking foster children and families in Arizona, we have our Todos los Niños program, which serves the more than 38 percent of Latino children in Arizona’s foster care system.

Meet Foster Mom, Rosa

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Meet the Kids

To learn more about some of the children available for foster care or adoption, visit our “Meet the Kids” Gallery to see their photos, bios and videos.

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

AASK is a proud partner of Valley of the Sun United Way

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