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The best place for a child is in a home

Foster Care & Adoption

Casa de los Niños provides the best experience for foster families and those seeking adoption certification by providing timely information, emotional support and encouragement.

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Becoming a foster parent takes time and commitment, and we are here to help.

Foster families play a vital role in helping children who have experienced trauma by:

  • Providing a stable, loving home
  • Supporting the biological family to help them heal and grow
  • Working in partnership with other professionals to meet the child’s unique needs
  • Patiently addressing the child’s medical, behavioral and emotional needs
  • Attending trainings to develop and maintain skills relevant to foster care

Are you Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?

Casa de los Niños hosts a meet & greet on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM where you can ask questions and learn more about the process.

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.

Casa de los Niños
Moore Building
1101 N. 4th Ave 
Tucson, AZ 85705

Basic Requirements of Being a Foster Parent:

  • At least 21 years old (18 years old for adoption)
  • Able to pass FBI and local criminal background checks and obtain Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card (for all adults in house)
  • Lawfully present in the United States (citizen, legal resident or proof of other authorization)
  • Able to be medically qualified by a health professional
  • Meeting current living expenses
  • Any children in home must have a bedroom and their own individual bed
  • If you are married, both parties must complete all requirements

For individuals interested in caring for children and adults with developmental disabilities, Casa de los Niños offers training and support required to be licensed as a Child or Adult Developmental Home Provider.

Providing Support for Our Foster Families

Once you are licensed, you will have a licensing worker who will support you through the process.

You licensing worker can:

  • Attend meetings with you, such as Child Family Team meetings, court, Foster Care Review Board meetings, and more
  • Help you advocate for the child or adult in your care
  • Provide ongoing training and resources
  • Provide fun and informative family activities for you to meet other foster parents
  • Provide emergency on-call support