The Casa de los Niños Foster Care and Adoption program recruits, trains, monitors, and supports foster and adoptive families in Pima County.

We strive to transform the lives of children by licensing and certifying families who are able to meet the temporary and permanent needs of children by providing a safe, nurturing, and qualified home.

We make a difference by providing permanency, safe homes, assuring the well-being of every child and making sure each family is trained and supported to be able to meet the unique needs of the children in their home.

We welcome single and two-parent families and have no restrictions based on religious beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We provide extensive support to families who are raising relative children.

Most children placed were removed from the care of their birth family due to abuse or neglect. They are birth to 17 and are culturally and ethnically diverse.

This program serves children in Pima County who are in the custody of the State of Arizona.

Why Choose Casa de los Niños?

  • Support and help with the formal licensing and adoption process
  • PS-MAPP, Medically fragile, Ongoing and Advanced trainings
  • Planned respite care
  • Foster Family Support Specialist 24-hour emergency availability
  • Support & advocacy in navigating the child welfare system
  • Support/Training groups for foster parents
  • Mentoring from experienced foster parents
  • Opportunities to commune with other foster families through planned social events
  • Assistance with adoption

currently there are more than 19,000 children in Arizona waiting for a foster or adoptive home. 


Becoming a Foster Parent
basic requirements
Basic Requirements Include:
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must be a legal resident in Arizona
Pass a criminal history background check
Obtain a valid DPS Level One Fingerprint Card
Earn sufficient to meet your family’s needs
Pass a State home inspection
Complete 30 hours of PS-MAPP training
Complete 3 hours of RPPS training
Becoming an Adoptive Parent
basic requirements
In order to determine an applicant’s eligibility for adoption certification, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
Age requirement of 18 years old
Valid fingerprint clearance card
Pass a criminal history back ground check
Must be a legal resident of Arizona
Can be single, married, divorced, or widowed
Own or rent your home
Must be physically and emotionally healthy

More Information:

Foster Parent Licensing Process and Training

Are you Foster Parent Material?

To learn more about our program and how to become a licensed foster parent, or adopting a child, please call and schedule an appointment at (520)326-8250 or use the contact form below.

Scheduled appointments will be held at our Foster Care Program Office
45 N Swan Suite 45 (located in the rear of the building).