Child Crisis Arizona Celebrates National Adoption Month, Continue Ongoing Work With Foster Kids

By administrator1 November 9, 2015 07:05

SitVZ9wP(Mesa, Ariz.) – In conjunction with National Adoption Month, in November, Child Crisis Arizona is working to find foster children their forever families by certifying and training adoptive families. There are more than 18,000 children in Arizona in the foster care system.

On November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Durango Juvenile Court Center, 3131 West Durango Street, Child Crisis Arizona will celebrate more than 20 children who will officially be adopted into Child Crisis Arizona families along with 289 more children who will be adopted through their representing agencies. Each child being adopted receives a goody bag with a stuffed animal. Each adoptive family receives their first official family photograph by a professional photographer right after their hearing.

“Child Crisis Arizona is committed to helping children in out-of-home care by licensing and certifying parents for foster care and adoption. The range of services and support along with realistic training prepares families for the placement of children of all ages and backgrounds,” says Torrie A. Taj, CEO of Child Crisis Arizona.

“We serve single and two-parent families of all religious beliefs, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We hold family events throughout the year including holiday-themed parties, family zoo day, summer camp and off-site events in an effort to encourage our families to build supportive relationships with one another. In addition, we provide children with new clothes, toys, school supplies and other basic items throughout the year,” continues Taj.

Things to Know:

  • If a family chooses to adopt from the foster care system it’s free except for an $800 home study fee that is reimbursed to the family once the adoption is finalized.
  • Children are in foster care due to their parents’ choices, not because of their behaviors.
  • Child Crisis Arizona’s supports and services are available to families throughout the whole process even following finalization.
  • Families can participate in support groups or fun family events throughout the year. Child Crisis Arizona supports families at every step of the way, even post adoption.
By administrator1 November 9, 2015 07:05

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