Arms of Love is a member of the No Child Waiting coalition. For more information about the coalition, including how to become a member church, visit http://www.nochildwaiting.org.
About Arms of Love
Arms of Love, a ministry of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services, is a licensing agency contracted by the State of Arizona to work with foster parents in providing the best possible care for foster children. At Arms of Love, we work with Evangelical Christian families because we view foster care as a mission field and the foster families as missionaries. Our foster parents minister in their own living rooms as they open up their hearts and homes to children and care for their varied and often challenging needs.
Opportunities to show the love and hope found in Jesus Christ are endless as families serve not only the children, but all those involved in the children’s lives. We encourage foster families to support and minister to the children’s birth families while they work to break destructive family cycles. For each child, the ministry opportunities stretch beyond one child to entire families and future generations.
What does it take to adopt a child through the foster care system?
Adopting through the foster care system involves much of the process of becoming a licensed foster parent (Click here for a list of requirements). In most cases it is beneficial for a family interested in adopting a child out of the foster care system to become licensed for foster care and certified to adopt at the same time. Because Arms of Love has a contract with the State of Arizona, there is no cost for adopting a child out of the foster care system. Adopting a child through the foster care systems means you are giving a child a forever home; a chance to experience the love of Christ and realize their potential in Him.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Is adopting a child not in your future? Here are other ways you can help provide hope and care to these children and families:
-Pray for these hurting children and the families who are caring for them
-Talk to friends, family and co-workers about the need for more foster homes
-Help raise support or supplies for a child who is in foster care
-Donate your time to watch children while foster/adoptive parents attend a monthly support group or training session
-Consider becoming a foster parent so you can provide temporary care or respite