Foster Care licensing and adoption certification Steps

Foster Care and Adoption Certification Steps

1. Download and complete the Initial Application (below),

2. Schedule fingerprinting for all adults through:

***Please contact us at 602-668-6601 or for Field Print Code to bypass the fee with electronic fingerprinting.  Fingerprint Clearance Cards will then be mailed to you within one week if no criminal history. 

3. Turn in your initial application and fingerprint clearance cards (front and back) at initial meet-and-greet, by email, or drop off by appointment. We will then schedule an initial home visit, discuss licensing parameters, and schedule training (training schedule can be found below). The average license time is three months with A Circle Together compared to 6 months with other agencies.

First step licensing application to be turned in with DPS fingerprint card prior to starting training

Optional Orientation Video Series presented by AZDCS (1/5)

Foster Care Licensing Documents

Documents to Transfer Licensing Agencies

Life Safety Inspection Documents

Licensing Rules and Miscellaneous Documents

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