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 

How to Become a Foster Parent in Arizona

How to Become a Foster Parent in Arizona

In this informational guide, we'll be discussing the process of becoming a foster family in the state of Arizona. Topics covered will include: Things to keep in mind if you're considering providing foster care for a childThe differences between fostering, adoption,...

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A New Class of Scholars

A New Class of Scholars

For the Fall 2021 semester, AFFCF awarded 21 new students the AFFCF Scholarship which bring the total number of AFFCF scholars for the Fall 2021 semester to 72. Of the 21 new students, 14 are starting college and seven are students who are partway through college. New...

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Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

In January 2021, we highlighted one of our AFFCF scholars, Amanda, a modern language major at Northern Arizona University. At the time, Amanda was preparing to study abroad in France at Université Savoie- Monte Blanc for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. She...

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Keys to Success: Galadriel

Keys to Success: Galadriel

Galadriel is one of 197 youth actively participating in AFFCF’s Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and build skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement. Her KTS employment development...

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How to Help Teens in Foster Care for the New School Year

How to Help Teens in Foster Care for the New School Year

For many people, there’s a certain sense of nostalgia in remembering the excitement of beginning a new school year as a child or teen. Your fond memories might include shopping for school supplies, picking out new clothes, and preparing to tell your friends all about...

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2021 AFFCF Keys to Success & Scholarship Graduates

2021 AFFCF Keys to Success & Scholarship Graduates

After years of long, hard work, youth in the AFFCF Keys to Success and Scholarship programs graduated from high schools, community colleges and universities across the state in June. Their accomplishments cannot be overstated. The high school graduation rate for...

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5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible Donations

5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible Donations

What You’ll Learn:As you read about making tax-deductible donations in AZ, you’ll be learning: The benefits of making charitable donationsHow your contributions make a difference in your communityA few tips for tax-deductible giving 5 Reasons to Make Tax-Deductible...

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Meet Sarah, AFFCF Scholarship Program Recipient

Meet Sarah, AFFCF Scholarship Program Recipient

Sarah is graduating this spring from the University of Arizona. She is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program. In her own words, she describes the importance of having a support system while in college: I am graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in...

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Change their stories

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.

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