Where Do I Begin

Arizona Foster Care Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • May be married, single, divorced, with partner or widowed
  • Be legal US and Arizona residents
  • Be fingerprinted for a criminal history records check
  • Be physically, mentally, emotionally and financially able to care for children
  • Provide at least five personal references
  • Complete Foster Parent Pre-Service Blended Training
  • Pass a basic home life-safety inspection (home ownership is not required).


Step 1: Attend a KIDS orientation-FSR offers free orientations on the first Wednesday of every month at our location at
8037 N 43rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051
Step 2: Choose a Licensing Agency
Step 3: Foster Parent Pre-Service Blended Training
Step 4: Work with your agency to complete your home assessment
Step 5: Take you first placement and start making the difference in the life of a child!

Register now for one of our upcoming Foster Parent Pre-Service Blended Training


Click here to see the training calendar.

Or call the intake department at:


For more information on valley-wide foster care and adoption orientation, please see the Kids Consortium web site