their stories

A blog that highlights life in foster care for children and families and offers insights and bits of wisdom learned along the way 

Thankful for Your Support of AFFCF Scholars

As the Fall 2022 semester comes to its close, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is thankful for all who support AFFCF's work and the scholarship program. This month, AFFCF hosted events for scholars in Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff for scholars to enjoy...

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Keys to Success: Kristoph

Keys to Success: Kristoph

When Kristoph began working with the Keys to Success program six months ago, his education plan was to graduate from high school in December 2023. He made his education a priority so he could graduate with his peers. With the help of his career development specialist...

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AFFCF Scholar: Jerry

AFFCF Scholar: Jerry

Jerry has been a student in the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation’s scholarship program since the Spring 2021 semester. At that point in time, Jerry was studying at Western Wyoming Community College on a basketball scholarship. Since then, Jerry returned...

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Keys to Success: Salim

Keys to Success: Salim

Young people in foster care have different reasons for enrolling in Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation’s Keys to Success (KTS) program. For Salim, he wanted individualized career exploration and planning services as well as education support and assistance...

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Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

Bonding with the children under your care is important to make them feel welcome and part of the family. You do not have to go for expensive outings or events to bond with your child. It's the little things that create the most memorable bonds, so engage in consistent...

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Advice for New Foster Parents

Advice for New Foster Parents

Arizona has nearly 12,000 children in foster care and gets around 25 more often. Whether temporal or permanent, these children need safe, supportive, and loving homes to help them thrive. Adults can help them by becoming foster parents or donating to the Arizona...

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AFFCF Scholarship Program Kicks Off New Semester

AFFCF Scholarship Program Kicks Off New Semester

To celebrate the start of the semester, AFFCF invited our scholars to a fine dining experience. The events provided a time for scholars to meet members of the AFFCF Board of Directors and the AFFCF Scholarship Committee, connect with fellow AFFCF Scholars, enjoy a...

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Keys to Success: Jamie

Keys to Success: Jamie

Jamie is an amazing 19-year-old young lady in Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation's Keys to Success program. When she first enrolled in Keys to Success, severe anxiety kept her from fully engaging in meetings with her Keys team. Together, we decided it was...

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AFFCF Adds 27 New Scholars to Program

AFFCF Adds 27 New Scholars to Program

As a new academic year gets underway for college students, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation has added 27 new students to the AFFCF Scholarship program. These 27 young men and women begin their higher education journeys in the Fall 2022 semester....

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The stories from our blog are made possible because our community cares. The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means we are funded solely by individuals, corporate partners and foundations. Because we are a Qualifying Foster Care Organization, your donation may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state taxes, up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

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Address: 360 E Coronado Rd Suite 190, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602.252.9445

Email: grants@affcf.org

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