Foster Care & Adoption

Foster and Adopt Community Monthly Gathering

Central's monthly gathering is geared for providing foster families a place to gather with other foster families and relax and unwind while at the same time learning both from a evangelical and non-evangelical perspective

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Gilbert campus in The Falls (Elementary Building)

Register Here

Child Care Registration

Foster Care Orientation

Attending an orientation is the first required step towards becoming a licensed foster or adoptive home in the state of Arizona.

Are you interested in learning more about foster care and adoption in the state of Arizona? If so, please join us. You'll be glad you did.
At the orientation you will learn:
  • Who are the children in need of homes?
  • What are the requirements to be a foster or adoptive parent?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of foster or adoptive parents?
  • What is the process to become a foster or adoptive parent?
  • What supports are available for foster and adoptive parents?
There will also be a panel of experienced foster families from Central that will be available for questions and answers.

Simply coming does not commit you to becoming a foster or adoptive parent. It is designed to be informational.

Stay tuned for more information about our next orientation.

FOSTER CARE basic training

Deepen your understanding of a Biblical approach to foster care and adoption through this one-day course.

Over the course of a day participants will explore:
  • God’s heart for restoration and reconciliation
  • Our role in caring for the broken
  • The need for community and support
  • How to care for a child who has experienced trauma
  • Choosing an agency and licensing checklist
Lunch will be provided. Unfortunately childcare will NOT be provided. Couples are encouraged to attend together.

Stay tuned for more information about our next training.

SERVE AS A MENTOR

The benefits of having a mentor for kids in foster care are enormous. In our program, 89% of the kids that have had a mentor for 6 months or more experience improved grades in school, have fewer discipline problems and instances of running away from their group home s well as a significant boost in their self-esteem. Mentors truly change the lives of kids in foster care. Arizonans for Children asks mentors to commit to spending at least 8 hours a month with their child for a period of one year. Mentors are allowed to set their own schedules which give them enormous flexibility in planning activities, helping with homework, etc. If you’re interested in more information, please contact Tim Lidster at az4children.tim@gmail.com or 480-291-3193.

For any questions regarding Foster Care and other ways to get involved, email FosterCareSupport@CentralAZ.com.