Every May, Foster Care Awareness Month is a special opportunity for us to share the news about the ministry of fostering. It is the perfect time to learn more about becoming a foster family, or even consider welcoming foster children into your home. Join us in creating a future in which every child is loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family!

In Arizona, there are…

Over 9,000 children in out-of-home care

Only 2,300 licensed foster homes

Over 1,000 children waiting for a foster family

Help us fill the gap between the number of licensed foster homes and the number of children in out-of-home care. Attend a free information meeting to learn more about fostering with Christian Family Care.

Answer the call to foster care and help vulnerable children in Arizona.

If you feel the Lord calling you to serve at-risk youth and families in your community, Christian Family Care will guide you through the process of opening your home to children in foster care.

What are the requirements for being a foster parent or family?
  • Must be 21 or older, with good references and a physician’s statement verifying your emotional and physical health.
  • Need enough living space for a foster child (including a separate bed) and enough income to support your own family’s needs.
  • Must pass a background check.


Other facts about becoming a foster family with Christian Family Care…
  • There is no financial cost to receive a foster family license, but the process usually takes about 3-5 months to complete.
  • At Christian Family Care, we partner with married or single individuals who agree to our statement of faith and are actively involved in the Christian community.
  • Before you foster children in your home, you must complete training, a home study by Christian Family Care, and a home inspection by the Arizona Office of Licensing and Regulation.
  • Christian Family Care will walk alongside you and your family through every step of the licensing process.
  • Once a child is placed in your home, you will receive support from the state for all necessary expenses and insurance. Working parents may also be eligible for childcare assistance.


Attend a free information session to learn more.

Not ready to attend an information meeting, but want to know more about becoming a foster family?

A CFC foster care story…

Hannah’s father, Evan, was going through a rough patch in his life, so Hannah went to live with a foster family named the Johnsons*. The Johnsons not only lovingly cared for Hannah, but also built a relationship with Evan. 

Evan would visit the Johnsons and observe their family life. It was in these visits that Evan first witnessed what a healthy family looks like–more than twenty years into his life. The Johnsons helped him to start his own business so that he could get back on his own two feet again.  

Today, Evan’s business is flourishing. Best of all, Hannah now lives with Evan again, and both were recently baptized! Father and daughter now enjoy a strong relationship full of trust and love. 

*name changed to respect privacy

Through CFC, at-risk children and families can discover God’s healing and restoration.

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Connect with us to learn more about foster care.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent or family but not quite ready to join one of our free information meetings, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Foster Care Awareness Month at your church…

Uniting your congregation for the cause of bringing vulnerable children to Jesus through loving foster families is a great way to connect members while answering God’s call.
Honor Foster Care Awareness Month at your church by…
  • Choosing a Sunday in May to pray over foster families for their sacrifice and dedication in helping vulnerable children. Pray for the more than 9,000 children in foster care in Arizona.
  • Hosting a collection drive to bless foster families caring for kids.
  • Hosting a Parents’ Night Out event at your church, providing a movie, games, and crafts for foster children.
  • Sharing Foster Care Awareness Month posts from our Instagram and Facebook pages, and encouraging anyone interested in foster care to attend one of our FREE information sessions.

Please contact jmohline@cfcare.org if you have any questions about honoring Foster Care Awareness Month at your church!

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