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Foster Care and Adoption in Arizona

Be Their Hero!

Are you living in Arizona and are looking to foster or adopt?

Arizona, like the rest of the country, has a shortage of foster families and adoptive parents. If you’re living in Arizona and looking to foster or adopt, VQ Foster Care offers a comprehensive program in Tucson, Arizona that helps match infants, children, and teenagers in need with caring homes. VQ Foster Care also helps raise community awareness of foster care opportunities, and prepares Arizona residents to take the step of opening their homes and hearts to children in need of a safe and loving home.

Whether you want to pursue the rewarding process of becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent or you just want to know more about adoption in Arizona, VQ Foster Care is here to help answer any questions you may have and guide you along the way. As a nation-wide organization with deep roots in Tucson, Arizona, VQ can support you through the process of getting your foster license, connect you with a community of fellow foster and adoptive parents, and train you in how best to welcome and support young people into your home.

On any given day, there are nearly 424,000 children in foster care in the United States.

*The AFCARS Report from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Learn more about our foster care service in Tucson, AZ

VQ Foster Care provides multiple services to prospective foster homes and adoptive parents, including around-the-clock support and community outreach. To learn more about how you can make a difference please contact us! We would be happy to share more about our mission and and ways that you can get involved supporting and caring for foster children in your area.

Foster & Adoption

The dream of every child in the foster system is Permanency. You can make those dreams reality, and we can make it as easy as possible.


With 40 years of experience behind us, we know how to help. All of our resources are at your disposal.

Community Resources

You aren't alone. There is a whole community of people in similar situations willing to offer support. We can help you connect.

24/7 Support

We know that parenting isn't a job that stops when the work day ends, so neither do we. We're here whenever you need us.

"VQ Foster Care is awesome. They are talented and caring. They are there anytime you need them and they are in it for the kids."

- Hymers, 2021

"I am with VisionQuest and they have been the best agency to work with and I have worked with four and I love them for all the support, love and the care that they give to the children as well as the foster parents."

- Kirsten, 2021

"I am with VisionQuest and they have been the best agency to work with and I have worked with four and I love them for all the support, love and the care that they give to the children as well as the foster parents."

- Kirsten, 2021

VQ´s foster and adoption services in Arizona are dedicated and tailored to you

VQ Foster Care knows that it takes a village to raise a child. VQ’s Tucson, Arizona program provides ongoing training and support to all foster and adoptive parents in the community. Opening your home and becoming a parent to a foster child or adopted child requires help, and VQ stands ready to provide it. Our dedicated staff will work with you to provide support and advice that is tailored to your specific situation. 

We will also walk you through the requirements and processes necessary for becoming a foster parent or adoptive parent in Arizona. This comprehensive and dedicated training and support begins as VQ helps you, the prospective foster parent, obtain licensure. VQ’s training and support continues after a foster child has been placed in your home, with our staff standing by ready to offer in-service training on tailored topics like adolescent behavioral management, the rights of foster children, and understanding children with special needs.

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Why use VQ for foster care or adoption certification? 

VQ has nearly 50 years of experience providing children, youth and families with trauma-informed services to promote their highest potential. We are aware of the histories that children, youth and families come to us with, but also help them work toward a future of positive growth and change. The dream of every child in the foster care system is a permanent and loving home. You can make those dreams a reality, and we can make it as easy as possible. 

All of our resources—and decades of institutional experience in foster care and adoption services—are at your disposal. VQ Foster Care can help connect you to a community of people in similar situations willing to offer support, and offers 24/7 support for foster and adoptive parents. VQ is committed to offering a positive, supportive, and healthy service, and to making sure that parents are actively heard and embraced, while youth are given the best and most caring homes possible. Our decades of experience will give you peace of mind that your needs will be met and your questions will be answered as you take the next step toward becoming a foster parent in Arizona.

VQ proudly serves those looking to foster or adopt or get into foster care in the Tucson and greater Arizona area.

Start Your Foster Care Journey!

VQ Foster Care has deep roots in Tucson, Arizona, as well as connections to a broad, nationwide program with nearly 50 years of experience. VQ Foster Care offers whatever level of engagement and education you need, whether you are interested in fostering, adoption, or just learning more about both.

VQ Foster Care is committed to helping match infants, children and teenagers in need with caring homes, and to educate the broader Arizona and Tucson community about foster and adoption opportunities.  VQ can walk you through how to apply for a foster license, support you as you learn from Foster Parent College, navigate the child welfare system, and train you in behavioral management skills, foster child rights, and raising children with special needs. For prospective parents in Tucson and Arizona, VQ connects you with a community of fellow foster and adoptive parents, ensuring that you will always have the support you need. To learn more, reach out to our team today. 

Start Your Foster Care Journey!