It IS possible to adopt directly from Arizona’s foster care system without the requirement of fostering first. The short video below from We Are Their Future ‘s founder and CEO, Vickie Isaac, provides some basic information about the direct adoption process in Arizona. For more information on direct adoption from Arizona’s foster care system, go to www.wearetheirfuture.org/adoption
Arizona’s foster children are better off because of Dan Shufelt, CEO of Arizona Helping Hands. Everyday heroes are people like you and I, who find a way to use their gifts and talents to help people in need.
Dan Shufelt faithfully serves Arizona’s foster children and families day in and day out, changing the quality of their lives. From diapers and formula to cribs, mattresses, children’s clothing, toys for foster children’s birthdays, and even fire extinguishers and smoke detectors – Dan oversees the process of helping Arizona’s foster families meet the needs of the vulnerable foster children that come into their care. You can find out more about Dan Shufelt and the vital work of Arizona Helping Hands at www.arizonahelpinghands.org.
In the meantime, be sure to tell him thank you for his tireless work to change Arizona foster children and their families lives!
And remember, everyone can do something to help – foster, adopt, volunteer, and donate. Find out how YOU can be an everyday hero for Arizona’s vulnerable foster children at www.wearetheirfuture.org/waystohelp
Arizona foster children and their families need YOUR help.
Please make birthday wishes for Arizona’s foster children come true! This is a practical need that truly reminds these children that they are loved and not forgotten. It also helps support the foster families who are sacrificially loving these precious, vulnerable children. Remember, #EveryoneCanDoSomething!
Here is what Arizona Helping Hands needs:
Arizona Helping Hands has provided BIRTHDAY DREAMS packages to 800+ kids already in 2017. The volume of requests is hard to keep up with! They greatly need of items for kids who are celebrating their 1st, 2nd and 8th through 12th birthdays.
If you, a church group, club, school, company or other can help by holding a collection drive, please go to the We Are Their Future Ways to Help page and sign up for more info here: www.wearetheirfuture.org/waystohelp At the bottom of the page you will find information about Arizona Helping Hands and a place to enter your info. We will connect you so that you can make a difference for the thousands of Arizona’s foster children who need to know we care.
Did you know that you can adopt directly from the Arizona state foster care system without being required to foster first? You absolutely can adopt directly, and are not required to be a licensed foster family first. We Are Their Future works with Building Arizona Families, the largest adoption agency in Arizona, and they specialize in direct adoptions.
If you would like information on the direct adoption of an Arizona foster child, go to www.wearetheirfuture.org/adoption. Enter your contact info and we will immediately send you the basic requirements and process for direct adoption of Arizona foster children..
Part 1: The Missing Piece
Raiden was a foster child hoping and praying someone would want to become his family. Chris and Jessica couldn’t have children themselves, and believed through adoption they could find the missing piece of their family. The Missing Piece is their family’s love story about the journey from foster to forever family.
Will You Help Us Find Forever Families for Foster Children Like Raiden?
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Foster children have been taken into protective custody by the Arizona Department of Child Safety because they have been victims of neglect and or abuse. They are removed from their homes because it is not safe for them to stay there. Foster children have experienced the trauma of being harmed or neglected., then they experience the trauma of being taken from everything familiar, and sometimes separated from their brothers and sisters. After the removal, they go to an emergency shelter, group home, or foster family unless family members outside of the home can care for them. While safety is paramount, the removal is also traumatic, so they experience compounded trauma. It is understandable that 1 in 4 foster children are victims of PTSD.
These hurting children need to know that they are loved, that they are safe, and that they matter. Everyone can do something to help. Foster, adopt, volunteer, or donate. At We Are Their Future, we believe that every Arizona citizen can be a part of changing their lives and their futures. Find out how YOU can help at www.wearetheirfuture.org/waystohelp
Arizona foster children will benefit from a family friendly event where proceeds from raffles are donated to non-profit organizations, and admission revenue benefits Kurt & Brenda Warner’s non-profit – Treasure House.
Please join We Are Their Future THIS SATURDAY for a day of family fun! Enter to win OUR raffle prizes – a gift of Faith, Hope, and Love that includes a leather bound, 50 lb. 1611 King James Bible replica printed on cotton sheeting just as the original Bible was – a value of $1,000 with a raffle ticket price of $5.00! Or our “Around Town” basket of goodies including gift cards to restaurants, massage, D-backs tickets – a basket of summer FUN!!!
Plus come visit our booth, and shoot some hoops to win great prizes and help us find forever families for Arizona’s vulnerable foster children! See you there!! Click here for ticket info: www.westvalleygivesaz.com
Arizona children deserve families, and should NEVER leave foster care ALONE in the world. EVERYONE can do something to help. Foster, Adopt, Volunteer, or Donate. Click to change children’s lives today and their futures tomorrow. www.wearetheirfuture.org
Come hang out with us as we share the needs of Arizona’s foster children with Valley residents ! We Are Their Future, Building Arizona Families, Arizona Helping Hands, and Hope High School Online will have booths at the upcoming West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk event at the Cardinals Stadium!The event is lots of fun, AND a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the organizations that are working hard to change at risk Arizona foster children’s lives. Remember, everyone can do something – foster, adopt, volunteer, and donate. It’s up to us to provide hope and a bright future!
There will be great raffle prizes including kids bicycles, an autographed Kurt Warner football or helmet, autographed Cardinal’s jerseys from Tyrann Mathieu and David Johnson, restaurant gift cards, massages, etc. Not to mention that Kurt and Brenda Warner will be speaking, there will be live entertainment, face painting and games!
A great event that benefits Treasure House and other Valley non-profits including We Are Their Future! Don’t miss it. Tell your friends and get your tickets. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.westvalleygivesaz.com/