Almost 450,000 U.S. children are currently in foster care. They range in age from newborn to 21 years of age. When parents do not change behaviors of abuse or neglect, parental rights are severed. Through no fault of their own, foster children become wards of the state who live in foster homes, group homes, and emergency shelters. Unfortunately, they move an average of three times per year. Some research suggests that every time foster children move, they lose an average of one year of academic progress. They also experience ongoing emotional trauma from losing stability in caring adult relationships. If you live in Arizona and are considering adopting foster children, the need is urgent.
No Need to Foster First to Adopt Foster Children
Many caring people do not know that adopting foster children is a straightforward process. There is no need to be approved as a foster home first. Adoptive families qualify to adopt through a home study and training. Additionally, you do not have to be married or a homeowner to adopt foster children. You have to be a loving person over 21 years of age with a stable income and housing.
Building Arizona Families Helps Arizonans to Adopt Foster Children Around the U.S.
Building Arizona Families is an Arizona adoption agency. We are licensed through the State of Arizona and have been serving adoptive families and children for over 15 years. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Arizona families interested in adopting foster children go through training to effectively parent foster children. Building Arizona Families walks with the adoptive families through the process of home study, training, and selection of the foster child to be adopted. We also walk with adoptive families through the legal process of adopting foster children.
If you are interested in adopting foster children, we invite you to attend an informative adoption seminar online. Go to our Facebook page, click on the events tab, choose the time and date that works best for you, and you can RSVP right from the Facebook page. If you would like to learn more about adopting foster children, please go to our Forever Families Program page to get more information. You can also download a free info kit HERE.