Adopting Foster Children is Truly Life-Changing

Interested in adopting foster children? Many people are unaware of the experiences of foster children in the United States. Children are removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system when it is unsafe for them to remain at home. Parental rights are severed by the state they reside in when the child has suffered abuse or neglect, the parents or caregivers do not correct the behavior, and it is not safe for the child to remain in the home.

When abused children are placed in foster care, they are heartbroken and frightened. When parental rights are severed and the child becomes a ward of the state, they are raised within the foster care system. Without loving parents and a stable home, foster children move an average of three times per year, sometimes to foster families’ homes and sometimes to group homes. Each time a foster child moves, the adult relationships, friendships, and often their school change. The lack of consistent, loving relationships makes it increasingly difficult to love and trust others. Adopting foster children gives them precisely what every child needs – a forever family and a safe, nurturing environment to grow up in.

Adopting Foster Children Provides a Future

When children are not adopted and grow up in foster care, the odds of successful adult life are not in their favor. When children turn eighteen, they legally “age out” of the system and face life without a family support system. Each year, an average of 20,000 youth age out of the system. When this occurs, they are at extremely high risk for substance abuse, homelessness, mental health challenges, and more. The statistics create a powerful case for the absolute necessity of adopting foster children and the fact that adoption truly changes a foster child’s future.

You are invited to attend one of our convenient online adoption seminars. The seminars will provide information on foster, newborn, and Haiti adoptions. Find out dates and times HERE. Building Arizona is an internationally Hague-accredited, Arizona-licensed adoption agency with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Please reach out at any time. You can call our offices at 623.936.4729 or e-mail us at [email protected]. We Are Their Future would love to serve you and your family.

Adopting Foster Children in Arizona Fills the Missing Piece in Families 

The holidays can be a very difficult time of year for children in foster care.  They long to be part of a stable forever family and a safe, loving home. There are thousands of children hoping and praying someone will love them forever and give them a place to belong.  There are over 13,000 foster children in Arizona alone and approximately 500,000 nationwide. Adopting foster children in Arizona gives them a home to celebrate birthdays, learn how to ride a bike, and have a chance to hope for a future they want.

Jessica and Chris Filled the Missing Piece in Their Family by Adopting a Foster Child in Arizona

Jessica and Chris are Arizonans who were able to change the life of a foster child forever. You can watch them share their adoption journey on our Youtube Channel, HERE. In the video, Jessica shares that she was adopted at birth. Her mother would always tell her she was not born in her womb, but her heart. Jessica knew one day she wanted to bless the life of a child in need and give them a forever family. After Jessica and Chris learned they were not able to conceive a child, they immediately knew adoption was the way they would fill the missing piece in their family. And that missing piece was Raiden.

“Raiden was an answer to our prayers. We couldn’t have asked for a better blessing,” gushed Chris. Chris also shares that times may not have always been easy, but they were fortunate enough to have Building Arizona Families walking them through the adoption process. Raiden was living in the foster care system in Texas, and Building Arizona Families was able to connect Chris, Jessica, and Raiden and provide the support and guidance needed while adopting Raiden.

Building Arizona Families Helps Connect Forever Families

No matter the adoption journey, whether it’s an Arizona family adopting Arizona foster children or foster children anywhere in the US, adoption is always beautiful! Raiden was the missing piece in Jessica and Chris’s life, and now he has his very own forever family. But there are still thousands of foster children in Arizona and around the U.S. waiting to meet their forever family. Find out how you can help at We Are Their Future, HERE.

Building Arizona Families believes every child deserves to grow up in a forever family. Will you be the answer to a child’s hopeful prayer? Contact Building Arizona Families today, and we can help you begin to build your new family. We will help you walk through the direct adoption of children in the foster care system without the need to adopt first. Download our foster child adoption info kit HERE. We also invite you to attend one of our informative adoption seminars. You can reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Coordinator, directly and ask any questions you might have. Ixcel would love to hear from you! You can reach Ixcel at (623) 696-9537 or by e-mailing her at [email protected].