Busting Our Buttons

Busting Our Buttons

Kris Jacober, Linda Bee and Nancy Williams recently went to Las Vegas to bring this home! The work of AZAFAP impressed the folks at NACAC enough to decide to bestow on us this great honor and recognition of all we do. Kinship, Adoptive and Foster Families in Arizona...
Who’s Got Your Back?

Who’s Got Your Back?

I saw a wonderful piece of research the other day out of Harvard (https://medium.com/thrive-global/this-75-year-harvard-study-reveals-the-secret-to-happiness-and-success-3cf0002510fe).  It followed 456 poor people in Boston from 1939 to 2014 (the Grant Study) 268...
Are you important enough?

Are you important enough?

The work of a foster parent is so very underestimated. The work of any caregiver is chronically under-valued and under-appreciated but the “work” a foster parent takes on is unique in this regard.  This work is done in one’s own home; there is no retreat from a...
What’s My Line?

What’s My Line?

What does love look like for a 3-year-old boy whose mother is in jail? As the Director of Family Support Services, calls like this always came to my desk. Often the inquiry was about the children seen in the Wednesday’s Child segment on Channel 12.  Sometimes, an...
Lives Touched

Lives Touched

I’m an intermittent reader.  For years I will read voraciously but sometimes I hit dry spells and struggle to get through anything. I try to let myself put books down that haven’t caught my interest or are otherwise disappointing but after reading Lonesome Dove, this...