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Over the years, Building Arizona Families has compiled some questions that consistently arise regarding adoption from the foster care system.  We will address questions about foster children for adoption in our blog.  The first two are below.

 Can Anyone Adopt a Child?

Who is eligible to adopt a child from the foster care system might surprise you. The answer to can anyone adopt a child is no.  It is the responsibility of the state that the child resides in to ensure the child’s welfare while in state care.  However, every state child welfare agency understands that children are best nurtured and cared for in a safe, loving family environment.  It is the primary goal of every state child welfare agency to ensure that as many children as possible grow up in families.  Because of this understanding, the state does not require adoptive families to be wealthy or own homes.  Financial stability is required, as are physical and mental stability.  The home environment must be safe, determined through a home study.  Adoptive families, including any adults residing in the home, must pass background checks.  The adoption eligibility age is eighteen in Arizona.  For more information on who is eligible to adopt a child from the foster care system, download our free adoption information kit here. 

Can I Adopt a Child if I am Single?

Unmarried adults frequently ask the question, “Can I adopt a child if I am single?”  The answer is yes.  You do not have to be married to adopt a child from foster care.  The guidelines outlined in the previous paragraph apply to a single person interested in adopting a foster child.  Mental, physical, and financial stability are required.  Background checks and a home study is required.  For more information, download the free adoption information kit.

More Information 

If you need more information, there is a great deal of readily available information on our adoption agency website about adopting foster children, including who can adopt, the costs of adoption, timelines, and choosing your adoptive child.  Go HERE for more information.  You are also invited to attend one of our convenient online adoption seminars.  Find out dates and times HERE.   You can reach out directly to Ixcel Baca at 623-696-9357 or ixcelbaca@buildingarizonafamilies.com.

Building Arizona is a licensed adoption agency with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.  Please reach out at any time.  We would love to serve you and your family.


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