Foster Care

In partnership with DES, AzPaC, and its Partner Agencies, recruits, trains, and assesses family’s ability and readiness to become foster parents in Arizona. In addition, the partnership provides services to the family to support in their parenting efforts. AzPaC provides these services in Districts I (Maricopa County), II (Pima County), III (Coconino, Yavapai, Apache, and Navajo counties), IV (Mohave County), V (Pinal and Gila Counties) and VI (Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, and Greenlee counties).

In addition to the preparation of families to provide care for Arizona’s children, it assists in the placement of children in appropriate homes, provides supervision and support for that placement, provides respite care for children, and activities designed to retain families in the program.

Currently AzPaC has nearly 800 licensed foster homes to meet the needs of Child Protective Service in the state.

Adoption Services

AzPaC recruits, provides training, assesses, and certifies potential adoptive homes for the Department of Economic Security/Child Protective Service (DES/CPS). When families are ready for placement, we work with DES case managers to identify appropriate homes for children available for adoption and for ‘waiting’ children. AzPaC is proud of its partnership with DES/CPS in finding ‘forever homes’ for children who need them.

Want To Learn More?

To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent or certified adoptive parent, please attend an orientation meeting in your area. For a list of orientations, click here.

The next steps in becoming a foster or adoptive parent include choosing an agency to work with and starting pre-service training. Please submit the inquiry form below or call one of the numbers listed on this page. For a list of trainings available in your area, click here.

For More Information about becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent submit an Inquiry Form or call one of the numbers on this page:

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For additional information contact the agencies below:

Adoption & Foster Care

Woman and Girl

In partnership with DES, AzPaC, and its Partner Agencies, recruits, trains, and assesses family’s ability and readiness to become foster in Arizona.

Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T

Kids hands in

The AFF program provides family-centered substance abuse and recovery support services to parents or caregivers.

In-Home Services


AzPaC began providing In Home Services through a contract with the Department of Economic Security in January, 2006.

Parents As Teachers

Mother and baby

Parents as Teachers is a home visiting program for pregnant women and families with children 0-5 years of age.

  • Apache and Navajo Counties
    Catholic Charities
  • 928-537-7470 ext. 53404
  • Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, & Greenlee Counties
  • Catholic Social Service in SE Arizona
  • 520-458-4203 ext.107
  • Coconino County
  • Catholic Charities
  • 928-774-9125 ext. 53008
  • Maricopa County
  • Catholic Charities
  • 602-943-3843
  • Devereux
  • 602-896-3106
  • Mohave County
  • Catholic Charities
  • 928-287-8399
  • Pima County
  • Devereux
  • 520-296-5551
  • St. Nicholas of Myra Adoption Center
  • 520-745-8791
  • Pinal & Gila Counties
  • Catholic Charities & Catholic Social Service
  • 1-866-800-9468
  • Yavapai County
  • Catholic Charities
  • 928-778-2531 ext. 51910