News

May 15, 2018

Congrats to our staff!

First quarter of the year is over and we have another round of winners! Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion of purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable […]

May 3, 2018

Keep Moving Forward

A Foster & Adoptive Parent Narrative We got the call around noon for our first foster placement and by dinner we were holding a tiny four  month old baby girl, “Baby Kate.” Kate was only six pounds when she arrived at our home. She had not gained weight in her […]

March 8, 2018

Foster Hope for Teens

Take a moment to recall your adolescent years — the time in your life where you were finding your identity, making mistakes and learning from them. Who was the adult that helped guide you down a successful path and where would you be without them? Hundreds of teens “age out” […]

March 8, 2018

Family Means Forever

Each November is celebrated as National Adoption Month. This year, Arizona’s Children Association supported 96 adoptions statewide during the month of November. For adoptive parents Kevin (son of AzCA Board Member Tom Wisz) and Jason, they found that adopting their two-year-old daughter, Kate, on National Adoption Day in Phoenix came […]

March 8, 2018

A Parent’s Perspecitve…

My name is Nicole Martin and I have been married to the absolute best man for the past fourteen years. We met in the 7th grade and have been best friends ever since. Before we ever knew we would be married, or even date each other, we talked about our […]

March 8, 2018

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth was born with complications due to her mother’s drug abuse. She was only given a two percent chance of survival after being born with her organs outside of her body. Although she survived these incredible odds and underwent surgery to fix her medical condition, Elizabeth and her siblings were […]

February 13, 2018

Our Amazing Staff!

It’s that time again! Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion of purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable to AzCA and its mission.  During the final […]

February 1, 2018

Golf for the Kids

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) teamed up with the Yuma Investment Group (YIG) to put on the inaugural “Golf for the Kids” tournament at the Yuma Golf and Country Club the weekend of Dec. 8 and 9, 2017. Golfers from all across Yuma County polished their clubs and hit the greens […]

January 9, 2018

Arizona’s Children Association Celebrates National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, and this year Arizona’s Children Association is recognizing the annual campaign aimed at expanding mentoring opportunities by identifying additional community mentors to connect with young adults who are transitioning out of foster care. Arizona’s Children Association’s Thrive Mentor Program matches volunteer mentors with adolescents who […]

November 13, 2017

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. In Arizona, there are more than 3,668 young adults between the ages of 13–17 in foster care. Many of these youth have spent years in foster care and craving more permanent connections through adoption and mentorship. Supportive and committed relationships are critical in helping teens in foster care […]