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    Basic Licensing Requirements for Regular Foster Care Provider Homes:

    • Provider is 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of Arizona.
    • Valid fingerprint cards and criminal history background checks are required for all household members 18 years of age or older living in the home for at least 21 days a year.
    • Provider attends 30 hours of PS-MAPP (Parenting for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training classes at no cost.
    • Pass a home fire and safety inspection by the Office of Licensing, Certification and Regulation.
    • Provide names, addresses and phone numbers of five references.
    • Provide a Physician’s Statement for all household members 18 years of age or older living in the home for at least 21 days a year.
    • Complete all required paperwork prior to licensing.
    • Work cooperatively with the licensing agency once the agency agrees to and supports the requested licensing of the family.
    • Provide current copies of your driver’s license, auto insurance, registration, proof of income, dog’s rabies vaccination and any prior marriage divorce decrees or legal separation papers.
    • Understand that getting licensed does not guarantee a child being placed in the home.
    • Agree to follow all requirements in Article 58 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
    • All foster children need appropriate space and accommodations.
    • Provide information about prior work experience with children, motivation for requesting licensure and any previous experience as a licensed foster parent in any state.
    • Demonstrate skills in working with a team, patience, compassion for youth, ability to work with biological parents and ability to make sound judgments regarding the care and nurturing of youth.

    (833) 528-0182 Contact Us For Foster Care Services

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    For more information, please contact:

    Jack Smith, Foster Care Recruiter
    Phone: (520) 721-1887 ext. 5283
    Fax: (520) 407-5398

    Maricopa County
    Adriane Carpenter, Foster Care Recruiter
    15331 W Bell Rd Suite 212
    Surprise, AZ 853754
    Phone: (602) 290-8789

    Yuma County
    Victor Durazo, Foster Care Recruiter
    2545 S. Arizona Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    Phone: (928) 919-9304

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