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 Thursday, December 14th, 2017 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Gilbert campus in The Falls (Elementary Building).

Child Care Registration

Join us on Thursday, January 11th, 2017 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Gilbert campus in The Falls (Elementary Building).

Child Care Registration

foster care christmas party

We will be celebrating the Christmas season with our foster families! We will have pictures and a story with Santa, a craft for the kids, cookies and hot chocolate!

Join us on Tuesday, December 19th from 6-8PM on the Gilbert campus in the Courtyard

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.

PS-MAPP

Parenting for Safety and Permanency Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS-MAPP) training is required for individuals and families pursuing a foster care or adoption license/certificate.

This is a 10-week/30 hour class that required for all agencies. Regardless of which agency you select, you have the choice of where you complete this training.

Arizona mandates the following steps to be completed by the start of your first PS-MAPP class:
1. Select an agency and call them to schedule an intake interview
2. Complete your application/intake interview with your agency
3. Submit needed fingerprint information to your agency
4. Inform your agency that you will be taking PS-MAPP with: ARIZONA FOSTER CARE INITIATIVES if you live in Maricopa County.

This class does not commit you to becoming a foster or adoptive parent; it is designed to help you process and carefully consider the best route for you and your family.

Stay tuned for more information about our next PS-MAPP.