MyersStrickland, PLLC is among many foster and adoptive organizations getting together to provide information for prospective foster families, current foster families, kinship families, and adoptive families. The event is a collaboration between Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents and Grace Retreat Foster/Adoptive Services.
The free fair will provide foster, adoptive, and kinship families with the important resources available to them as they raise Arizona’s children. Last year, hundreds of children and adults enjoyed the information provided, as well as the jumping castles and treats. This year, My Gym will be there with a fun-filled obstacle course for kids of all ages!
Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents, Dr. Kyla Hollen, pediatric dentist, Devereaux, Tucson licensing agencies, More Than a Bed, Adoption Subsidy, FACT, Foster Care Review Board, and the Golder Ranch Fire Department are among the many organizations which will be in attendance.
If you are interested in attending, please call our office at (520) 327-6041 to find out more details!
The Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents
The Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents is a non-profit, statewide organization that serves families who adopt children and provide foster and kinship care.
Working in partnership with child welfare professionals and the community, their purpose is to support, educate, empower and provide a unified voice for Arizona’s foster and adoptive families, with the goal of increasing the well-being and stability of Arizona’s most vulnerable children.
For more information, visit www.azafap.org
Grace Retreat Foster/Adoptive Services
Grace Retreat Foster Care and Adoption Services is a licensing agency contracted by the State of Arizona. Grace Retreat is committed to supporting families through the process of becoming licensed and providing a home for children. We believe that by supporting the families, they are able to better support the children.
For more information, visit www.graceretreatfostercare.org
Dr. Kyla Hollen, DMD, MPH
At Southwest Kids Dentistry, they believe that every child should receive personalized care tailored to their needs in a kid-friendly environment. Each child should receive the education needed to maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health in a family-centered way. Our team is here to support you and your child in building the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.
For more information, visit www.swkidsdentistry.com
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.
We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.
For more information, visit www.devereux.org
More Than a Bed
More Than a Bed supports foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs. The organization inspires the community to get involved in the life of a foster child and support the family providing care. They encourage new families to become licensed and existing families to remain licensed with the goal for every child in Pima County and its surrounding areas to have a safe place to call home.
For more information, visit www.morethanabed.org
Foster & Adoptive Council of Tucson
FACT’s mission is to raise awareness, develop support, create resources and promote advocacy for foster care and adoption among the Tucson community at large as well as key members of the community. FACT hopes to create a community where foster and adoptive homes are available for all children in need, as well as a community with a full range of supports available to children and to the foster parents who care for them.
For more information, visit www.fosterandadoptivecounciloftucson.org
The Foster Care Review Board
The Foster Care Review Board advises the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for a child or children involved in a dependency action and in an out-of-home placement. The well-being of these children is the highest concern to board members.
There is at least one Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) in each Arizona county with several boards in the more populated counties. There are five volunteer members on each board. They are appointed by the court and have a sincere interest and concern for children. These volunteers represent the various racial, ethnic, social and economic groups of the county in which they serve.
For more information, visit www.azcourts.gov/fcrb/
The Golder Ranch Fire District
With integrity – Golder Ranch Fire District provides responsive and caring fire and life safety services that meet the emerging needs of our community through teamwork, dedication, and professionalism.
For more information, visit www.grfdaz.gov
Through the Adoption Subsidy Program, children may be eligible to receive Title XIX benefits for medical, dental and mental health services. In addition, children may also be eligible to receive monthly maintenance subsidy payments, special support services, and non-recurring benefits, including legal expenses for adoption.
Adoption Subsidy case managers are available to provide consultation and support to assist parents in securing community resources and advocating on behalf of their children.
For more information, visit https://dcs.az.gov/sites/default/files/media/PAP-194-PD.pdf