Foster child adoption requirements vary from state to state. Building Arizona Families, a licensed, non-profit, and BBB A+ rated adoption agency, serves Arizona families who want to adopt foster children.
Eligibility for Foster Child Adoption
In Arizona, any single adult or married couple can adopt. Stepparents can also adopt foster children if their spouse has legal custody of the child. Adoptive parents must be at least age eighteen to adopt. There is no maximum age for adoption. To qualify for foster child adoption, Arizona requires adoptive parents to be U.S. citizens, pass an FBI and local criminal background check, obtain child abuse registry clearances for each state they have lived in the past five years and have a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Anyone else in the home who is over the age of eighteen must also obtain all the clearances and have a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card. The adoptive family must own or rent a home or apartment. Building Arizona Families will conduct a home study as well. During that time, prospective adoptive families provide the necessary legal documents, receive adoption education, and are interviewed by the adoption agency case worker. View more information about how the adoption home study process works HERE. Adoptive families must obtain a physician’s statement verifying emotional and physical health. There is no specific income necessary to adopt foster children, but adoptive families must prove financial stability.
Foster Child Adoption is Probably Easier Than You Think
Federal and state governments, child welfare agencies, and adoption agencies recognize that children thrive in loving families. As a result, once a child’s parental rights are severed, the adoption process can move quite quickly. Building Arizona Families has helped hundreds of Arizona families through the foster child adoption process, and we would be honored to support you in your adoption journey.
There is a great deal of readily available information on our website about the foster child adoption process, the costs of adoption, timelines, and the process of being matched with your adoptive child. Go HERE for more information. Please join us for 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 [email protected].
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.