Congratulations! This is a big decision and most definitely an exciting one to make. Child Adoptions not only represent a happy moment in your life but can be a very complex one as well. Regardless if this is your first child or a new brother or sister to your existing children, we want to make this process easy and comfortable to everyone involved.
TO MEET THE KIDS:
- Browse through and view Arizona’s waiting children or
- Search based on the characteristics of the child(ren) you would like to adopt.
Adoption is the legal process of becoming the parent to a child. It includes all of the rights and responsibilities of being a parent and includes the duty to protect the child and the responsibility to provide the child with food, shelter, education and health care.
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:
- A written application
- Adoption orientation and training
- A certification investigation and report to the court that considers the prospective adoptive parents’ fitness to adopt children (Includes: social history and references, finances, moral fitness, physical and mental health, any court action regarding child abuse the ability of you and every adult member of your household to successfully pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check, any other relevant information.)