Who can foster?

Foster parents are people just like you! They are:

  • Married, single, divorced or widowed
  • At least 21 years of age Legal U.S. and Arizona resident Apartment dweller, renter or home-owner
  • Able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check

1. Orientation

When you are ready to get started, please attend an orientation. 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?

When:

Thursday Feb 2th, 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Where:

Central Christian Church - Gilbert Campus - The Lodge

Child Care Registration


2. Basic Training

Basic Training is a 3 week training that serves as an introduction to the ministry of foster care and adoption (about 5 hours).

Prospective/current foster and adoptive families will be introduced to a Biblical view on foster care and adoption and help you decide if this is the season for you to pursue taking in a child from a hard place and resource you if you already have a placement. You will also hear more about the next steps in the foster/adoption process and real life experiences from other Christians in your area.

Attendees will also hear more about building their Wrap Around Team and other resources that are available to them.

Basic Training is a mix of lectures, group interaction, couple/individual activities, and short videos every class. You engage in multiple Q & A times throughout the day. Materials are included in the cost of attendance.

When:

Thursdays Feb 16 - March 3, 2017 6:00-8:00pm

Where:

Central Christian Church - Gilbert Campus - The Lodge

Child Care Registration


2. PS-MAPP Class

Parenting for Safety and Permanency Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS-MAPP) training is offered to individuals and families interested in continuing through the foster care and adoption licensure process.

The PS-MAPP class is a 10 week course. Each class meets for approximately 3 hours and the course covers topics that will help prepare you to decide if your family should foster, what ages are right for your family, and how to care for children once they are placed in your home. These classes give a realistic taste of what it would be like to foster children.

A major part of the adoption/foster process is completing a PS-MAPP training class. Please know that regardless of which agency you choose, you can attend our PS-MAPP class.

When:

Thursdays March 23 - June 1, 2017 6:00-8:00pm

Where:

Central Christian Church - Gilbert Campus - The Lodge

Child Care Registration


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