In partnership with DCS, AzPaC, and its Partner Agencies, recruits, trains, and assesses family’s ability and readiness to become foster parents in Arizona. In addition, the partnership provides services to the family to support in their parenting efforts.
AzPAC assists with the placement of children in appropriate homes, provides supervision and support for that placement, provides respite care for children, and activities designed to retain families in the program.
Currently AzPaC has nearly 800 licensed foster homes to meet the needs of Child Protective Service in the state.
AzPaC recruits, provides training, assesses, and certifies potential adoptive homes for the Department of Child Safety (DCS). When families are ready for placement, AzPAC works with DCS case managers to identify appropriate homes for children available for adoption and for ‘waiting’ children. AzPaC is proud of its partnership with DCS in finding ‘forever homes’ for children who need them.
Want To Learn More?
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent or certified adoptive parent, please attend the online orientation provided by DCS at the following links: https://dcs.az.gov/fosteradoption/steps-becoming-foster-parent and https://dcs.az.gov/orientation or by calling the number below in your area.
The next steps in becoming a foster or adoptive parent include choosing an agency to work with and starting pre-service training. Please submit the inquiry form below or call one of the numbers listed on this page. For upcoming trainings please contact the number below in your area.
For More Information about becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent submit an Inquiry Form or call one of the numbers below.
- Apache and Navajo Counties - Catholic Charities
928-537-7470 ext. 53404
- Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, & Greenlee Counties - Catholic Social Service in SE Arizona
- Coconino County - Catholic Charities
928-774-9125 ext. 53008
- Maricopa County - Catholic Charities
- Devereux - Maricopa County
- Mohave County - Catholic Charities
- Devereux - Pima County
- St. Nicholas of Myra Adoption Center
- Pinal & Gila Counties - Catholic Charities & Catholic Social Service
- Yavapai County - Catholic Charities
928-778-2531 ext. 51910