Pima County children need your love, your help and your home. You don’t need a college degree, lots of money or a big fancy house to become a foster, or adoptive parent to a child, teen or sibling group.

Becoming a Foster Parent
Basic requirements include:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Pass a criminal history background check
  • Earn sufficient to meet your family’s needs
  • Pass a home inspection
  • Complete 30 hours of PS-MAPP training

Becoming an Adoptive Parent
In order to determine an applicant’s eligibility for adoption certification, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete 30 hours of PSMAPP training
  • Age requirement of 18 years old
  • Valid fingerprint clearance card
  • 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

What is required to adopt in Arizona ?
In Arizona adoptive parent(s) must be certified by the court as acceptable to adopt children. The certification process includes:

  • complete a written application
  • a certification investigation and report to the court that considers the prospective adoptive parents’ fitness to adopt children and includes:
  • social history and references
  • finances
  • physical and mental health

To learn more about:


  • our program
  • how to become a licensed foster parent
  • adopting a child


please call and schedule an appointment at (520)326-8250

or complete the form below.  We look forward to meeting you!


To learn more about Foster Care in general please attend one of the community meetings listed below for more detailed information:

Evening Orientations

Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. at:
Pima County Court’s Training Center, Building M
2225 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

Lunch Hour Orientations

meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 12 p.m. at:
La Paloma Family Services
870 W Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705

You do not have to sign up or RSVP to attend an orientation. If you have questions, call (520) 795-1858, Ext. 242.

Foster Care and Adoption Contact