Who Qualifies for Foster Child Adoption?

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 HEREAdoptive 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.

Download the Free Info Kit on the Foster Child Adoption Process

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.

Interested in Adopting a Foster Child? Here’s Arizona Child Adoption Process Info

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If you live in Arizona and are considering adoption, there is some important information you should know about the Arizona child adoption process. Families residing in Arizona are eligible to adopt foster children in Arizona, as well as any other state in the U.S. At any given time in Arizona, there are at least 3,000 children whose parental rights have been severed who are immediately available for adoption. And that is just Arizona! There are foster children of all ages and races, as well as sibling groups and teenagers that are harder to find forever families for. You can search through a national database of foster children who are hoping and praying for forever families HERE.

You Can Foster to Adopt AZ Children But You Don’t Have To!

Many families who want to adopt foster children in Arizona think that they must become licensed foster care families before adopting a foster child. This is not true, and foster children whose parental rights have been severed can be directly adopted. The foster to adopt AZ children process can be helpful from an educational perspective, but fostering a child does not necessarily ensure that you will be able to adopt that child.

Most Cost Effective Program is to Adopt Foster Children in Arizona & Other States

If the costs of adoption are a concern, you will be pleased to know that adopting a foster child is the least expensive type of adoption in the United States. Building Arizona Families’ foster child adoption program is called the Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program. To be eligible to adopt foster children through Building Arizona Families, a family must reside in the state of Arizona. Arizona residents are eligible to adopt foster children in Arizona or any other state in the U.S. The Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program fee is only $3,500. There is an additional $1,100 cost for the home study required by the state of Arizona to certify that the home environment is a safe one. For more information about the Arizona child adoption process including children available, the adoption fee schedule, and time frames, go HERE.

Qualifications Required for the Successful Arizona Child Adoption Process

You might be surprised to know that you don’t have to be married or own your own home to adopt a foster child in Arizona. You must be 21 years of age or older, be morally fit, be physically and mentally healthy, be financially stable, and pass a background test including no court action regarding previous child abuse. Other states may vary in their individual requirements. Please download our complimentary information kit HERE.

Begin the Process to Adopt Foster Children in Arizona

The foster to adopt AZ process is different than the direct adoption of foster children. In either case, however, the State of Arizona requires families to pass a home study that certifies the home environment as a safe one. Do remember that you are not required to foster to adopt AZ foster children – it is your personal preference. The Arizona Department of Child Safety contracts with individual licensing agencies, of which Building Arizona Families is a provider. Go HERE to find out more about the home study process.

Building Arizona Families would be honored to walk with you on your adoption journey. As a non-profit, licensed Arizona adoption agency, we have been helping families with the Arizona child adoption process as well as around the country since 2004. Please contact us so that we can help your adoption dreams come true! You can reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Manager for the Forever Families foster child adoption program at Building Arizona Families by phone at 623-696-9537 and by e-mail at [email protected]. Building Arizona Families also offers free adoption information seminars in Phoenix, as well as online. Be sure to reach out to Ixcel for seminar dates and times.