Become a Foster or Adoptive Family
We know that becoming a foster/adoptive parent can be a very confusing and overwhelming process.
With AzPaC and its partners, you will receive answers to your questions and guidance through the
process. Our staff are here to guide you and help you make the life-changing decision to foster and/or
FOSTER LICENSING & ADOPTION CERTIFICATION
In collaboration with Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), AzPaC and its partner agencies recruit,
train, assess each potential foster/adoptive family’s ability and readiness to become a licensed foster or
certified adoption family in Arizona. Becoming a foster or adoptive home means caring for children who
need either a temporary placement or a permanent safe home where they can be nurtured, feel safe,
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 link: https://dcs.az.gov/fosteradoption/steps-
You may also call the number listed below in your area to learn more about the foster licensing and
adoption certification process from our staff located throughout the state.
Once you have attended the DCS orientation online, your next step is to choose an agency to work with
and to start the pre-service training, Foster Parent College (FPC). Submit the inquiry form by clicking
HERE or call one of the numbers listed below. For upcoming FPC trainings, please click HERE or call the
number below in your area.
AzPaC Partners Foster Care & Adoption Program Contacts:
Central Arizona (Maricopa County)
Northern Arizona (Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties)
Southern Arizona (Pima and Pinal Counties)
Southeastern Arizona (Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
You may also want to check out the following resources for more information:
Adopt Us Kids
Arizona Department of Child Safety
AZ Heart Gallery
Catholic Charities Community Services
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona