Creating Connections for Children

in foster care

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!