Regular Foster Care

Pima County / Maricopa County / Pinal County / Yuma County / Santa Cruz County

  • Many Arizona children from birth to 17 years are removed from their families each year.
  • These children are placed in foster care homes on a short-term basis until the issues that cause the family’s foundational breakdown and subsequent removal of the child from the home can be resolved and the family reunified.
  • Many of these boys and girls come into the custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS) due to acute safety issues in their homes and a lack of access to healthy lifestyles and well being.
  • DCS works with Intermountain to access, train and support foster families who can teach, encourage and nurture children who have experienced challenging circumstances in their young lives.
  • Behaviors vary based on each child’s family histories.
  • Children requiring foster care often suffer from night terrors, bedwetting, temper tantrums and intense fear of punishment.
  • Removed from their families under emergency circumstances, children may arrive at foster homes with limited personal belongings.
  • Intermountain’s Foster Care Program provides children with a stable, supportive family and home environment while working with the biological family to reunite them when it is safe to do so.

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

Please follow this link for more information on the steps to become a foster parent: https://dcs.az.gov/fosteradoption/steps-becoming-foster-parent 

For more information, please contact:

Jack Smith, Foster Care Recruiter
Phone: (520) 241-2448
Fax: (520) 407-5398

Maricopa County
Nina Ayala, Foster Care Recruiter
15331 W Bell Rd Suite 212
Surprise, AZ 853754
Phone: (602) 604-0000

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

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