There are nearly 14,000 children in the Arizona foster care system, but there are only about 4,500 licensed foster families. Many of these foster children do not know who Jesus is and the love He has for them. There’s a great need for Christians to consider the ministry of fostering. If you feel called to this ministry or care to learn more, attend one of our free virtual information sessions to learn about all the ways you can help at-risk children in your community.
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Foster Parent Requirements
To become a licensed foster family in the state of Arizona, you:
- 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.
- Pass a background check
In addition, 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.
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Foster License?
While there’s no financial cost to receive your foster family license, a considerable investment of time is required. The process usually takes about three to five months and includes training, a home study by Christian Family Care, and a home inspection by the Arizona Office of Licensing and Regulation. We’ll walk alongside you in each stage of the journey and assist you in keeping your license compliant with the state.
Is Financial Compensation Provided?
When a child is placed in your home, the state provides you with a monthly subsidy and an annual stipend to cover room, board, clothing, and other necessities. Medical, dental, prescription and mental health expenses are also covered by the state. Working parents may be eligible to receive childcare assistance from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
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This 60-second video is a great introduction to some of the key statistics currently in the Arizona Foster Care System.