The Foster and Adoptive Council of Tucson is a collaboration of 14 different agencies in Pima County that provide foster care and adoption services. You can learn more about each individual agency here.
To raise awareness, develop support, create resources, and promote advocacy for foster care and adoption among the Tucson community at large as well as key members of the community.
To create a community where foster and adoptive homes are available for all children in need, as well as a community with a full range of supports available to children and to the foster parents who care for them.
Are you interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent?
If you would like to learn more about how to begin the process to become a foster and/or adoptive parent in Arizona, please call 1-877-KIDS-NEED-U, or attend one of our monthly informational meetings. Meetings are held at various times and locations around the city. See the schedule with locations and times.
Requirements to Become a Foster Parent
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- May be single, married, or co-habitating
- Must demonstrate financial stability
- Everyone 18+ will be must submit a Criminal History Self-Disclosure and submit fingerprints to Department of Public Safety
- Everyone 18+ must submit a physician’s statement.
- Must provide the names of five personal references
- Must complete a 30 hour pre-service education training.
- The applicant’s home will be inspected by Office of Licensing, Certification, and Regulation. Each child must have a bed and dresser or closet space. 6 and under male and female may share a bedroom after 6 same gender can share a room. Children 8+ can sleep on the top bunk bed.
- A minimum of two home visits will be made to complete the home study process….of three home visits.
- Will undergo a Child Protective Services/Adult Protective Services background check.