Foster Care & Adoption


Central's monthly gathering is geared for providing foster families a place to gather with other foster families and relax and unwind while at the same time learning from an Evangelical and secular perspective.

Foster Care Orientation

Attending an orientation is the first required step towards becoming a licensed foster or adoptive home in the state of Arizona. Are you interested in learning more about foster care and adoption in the state of Arizona? If so, please join us. You'll be glad you did.

At the orientation you will learn:

  • Who are the children in need of homes?
  • What are the requirements to be a foster or adoptive parent?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of foster or adoptive parents?
  • What is the process to become a foster or adoptive parent?
  • What supports are available for foster and adoptive parents?

There will also be a panel of experienced foster families from Central that will be available for questions and answers. Simply coming does not commit you to becoming a foster or adoptive parent. It is designed to be informational.

Please email our team at for more information.

FOSTER CARE basic training

Deepen your understanding of a Biblical approach to foster care and adoption through this one-day course.
Over the course of a day participants will explore:

  • God’s heart for restoration and reconciliation
  • Our role in caring for the broken
  • The need for community and support
  • How to care for a child who has experienced trauma
  • Choosing an agency and licensing checklist

Lunch will be provided. Unfortunately childcare will not be provided. Couples are encouraged to attend together.


The benefits of having a mentor for kids in foster care are enormous. In our program, 89% of the kids that have had a mentor for 6 months or more experience improved grades in school, have fewer discipline problems and instances of running away from their group home s well as a significant boost in their self-esteem. Mentors truly change the lives of kids in foster care. Arizonans for Children asks mentors to commit to spending at least 8 hours a month with their child for a period of one year. Mentors are allowed to set their own schedules which give them enormous flexibility in planning activities, helping with homework, etc.

If you’re interested in more information, please contact Tim Lidster at or .

For any questions regarding Foster Care and other ways to get involved, please email our team at .