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Choosing an Agency

"When picking an agency, the relationships you have with the people there matter more than the location."
~ Mark, foster parent


AASK knows relationships matter.

Since the founding of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) more than 30 years ago, we’ve witnessed the difference a committed, caring adult has in a child’s life.

Relationships matter.

The relationship you have with a child in foster care and the relationship you have with a your foster agency.

AASK is committed to helping you help a child by being:

  • Accessible. An AASK staff member is available 24/7. We have three locations across the Valley for training, support group meetings and conferences with your team.
  • Flexible. Foster parent classes are held weeknights and Saturdays at our locations across the Valley. AASK works around your family’s schedule for home visits.
  • Supportive. Your AASK family specialist is there when you need support – at a court hearing or meeting with a case worker, for example. We’re there to add to your voice. AASK staff includes a nurse and behavioral health specialists who come to your home. We host events throughout the year that gives you a chance to meet foster families from across the Valley and grow your support network.
  • Transparent. You will know what we know. AASK staff will tell you what you can expect from us, from the child welfare system and from the child placed in your care.
  • Innovative. AASK was the first licensing agency in Arizona to establish a unit of family specialists dedicated solely to the unique needs of kinship caregivers. AASK developed Arizona Family Resources, an online guide for foster parents, to support all foster families in Arizona.
  • Experienced. AASK was founded in 1988 and we have developed deep institutional knowledge of Arizona’s child welfare system and the challenges of foster care.