Welcome to Foster Arkansas
Today there are more than 5,000 children and youth in foster
care in Arkansas, but only about 1,600 foster family homes.
The Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family
Services developed Arkansas’s Creating Connections for Children
(ARCCC) to build lifelong connections and build community
partnerships in the very communities from which children and youth
are removed. Foster families provide the typical things any child
needs: safety, stability
and love while the conditions that caused the placement away from
the biological family are being resolved. Foster care is intended
to be temporary so in all cases we hope children and youth can be
reunified with the biological family.
The most urgent need is for families willing to foster
teenagers, sibling groups and children who need special
accommodations to meet their unique challenges. Become a
foster parent today!