When you decide to become a foster parent, the impact you have on Arizona youth in need goes far beyond inviting them into your home. Foster parents take responsibility for their community and instill positive mentorship that prepares foster children to have a bright future.
You foster a child; you foster a sense of safety and security.
You foster a child; you foster bedtime stories.
You foster a child; you foster healthy habits.
You foster a child; you foster routines.
You foster a child; you foster family dinners at the table.
You foster a child; you foster the discovery of a passion.
You foster a child; you foster a chance for them to be reunified with their birth parent/s.
You foster a child; you foster an enriching experience for yourself that will change your life and the life of the child you foster forever.
With the help of former and current foster parents and children, the Department of Child Safety has compiled testimonials that act as messages to future foster parents. These firsthand stories allow prospective foster parents to hear about all it takes to foster a child, the life-changing moments to expect and everything foster parents do to help foster a future for Arizona youth.
If you want to help foster a child but aren’t quite ready to become a foster parent, there are other ways to get involved. Consider donating to a DCS partner organization, becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), volunteering at foster events, or even just sharing a social post to bring awareness to this important cause.
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