The Arms of Love Foster Care team is here to serve you.

Arms of Love Foster Care partners with the state to provide foster care and adoption services for those wishing to provide safe, loving homes for children in the state’s care.

Arms of Love Foster Care is a ministry of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries (ABCS), a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ABCS has seven ministries and one mission: to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. Through these seven ministries, ABCS serves the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors.

Core Values

  • Honor God in all we do.
  • Build relationships through trust and respect.
  • Be good stewards with what we have been given.
  • Do everything with excellence.

How is Arms of Love Different?

We believe that the Church is God’s Plan A to care for “the least of these”; that the call for Christians to care for orphans and widows found in James 1:27 is a mandate to His people. Arms of Love views foster care as a mission field and foster families as missionaries. Foster parents have the opportunity to minister in their own living rooms as they open their hearts and homes to children, as well as care for their children’s varied and often challenging needs.

Opportunities to show the love and hope found in Jesus Christ are endless as families serve not only children, but all those involved in their 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.

As a licensing agency contracted by the state of Arizona to work with foster parents, our goal is to develop and maintain open, supportive relationships with foster families as they serve hurting families with the love of Christ. Arms of Love is a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.

Arms of Love Leadership

Lauren Belcher

Co-Statewide Director

JoAnne Stephens

Co-Statewide Director

Magaly Hanna

Director, Pima County

Amanda Marin

Director, Maricopa County

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