At AASK we are keenly aware of the special challenges kinship caregivers face and are committed to help you help the relative children placed in your home by DCS.
“I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to care for these children because the resources are there for me.” - Brenda, Kinship foster parent
Having a child in foster care dropped off at your door can be overwhelming.
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) understands what kinship caregivers go through because we have helped hundreds of families navigate Arizona’s foster care system. Assigned dedicated kinship family specialists offer individualized support for those caring for a child placed in their home by the Arizona Department of Child Safety.
And we listen.
Enrolling in the AASK foster care licensing program gives you access to a wide range of resources and family support groups.
Children in foster care do better when placed with relatives. Research shows children living with kinship caregivers are at lower risk of having behavioral problems or trouble in school.
The benefits of licensure for kinship caregivers are just as clear. Licensure makes you eligible for state monthly reimbursements that are more than 10 times greater than that provided non-licensed caregivers.
You were there to help a child. We are here to help you.