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Adoption

“Every child deserves a home and love. Period.”
— Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s and advocate for adoption


Foster Care Adoptions

Thousands of Arizona children in foster care are waiting to be adopted by a loving forever family. The Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) foster to adopt program guides families on the path from foster care to adoption.

A sense of permanency–knowing there are people who will always love you–is critical to a child’s development. Foster care, of course, is designed to be a temporary refuge until the child can enter a permanent, safe living situation. Sometimes, foster care can lead to adoption. When this is the best outcome for the child, AASK is there to help with the foster to adopt process. There are sometimes potholes on path to permanency, however, and it is important for any foster family or potential adoptive family to keep that in mind. There is always the possibility a child in foster care may return to the biological parents.

AASK’s compassionate family support specialists provide adoptive families with ongoing support from the time of inquiry until the child is settled in your home, so that you’re never left to navigate questions and challenges alone. You will receive extensive support throughout the entire foster to adopt process.

Success Story: Zeke’s New Family


View more family videosor meet the some of the children ready for a forever family.

Learn more about children available for adoption from foster care by visiting our “Meet the Kids” page or by signing up for our weekly “Meet the Kids” email, which profiles a child looking for a forever family like yours.

Wednesday's Child

AASK leads the effort in finding family relationships for children through on-going community outreach, including production of the weekly Wednesday’s Child, featuring children and youth in foster care who need adoptive homes. The stories of children needing forever families are broadcast on television station KPNX (Channel 12) and published in The Arizona Republic.

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

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