AZ Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents
AZ Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents Newsletter
                             Nov 2015
In This Issue
 Resource Spotlight
Kids' Closet Connection
Huge kids' consignment  & sales event!! Great deals on toys, clothes, books, and more!!
Foster parents, first-time moms and military can sign up to come in a day EARLY before the crowds and shop! 
Follow them on Facebook for specific location information, updates, prizes, etc
Scottsdale: Oct 29-31
Goodyear: Nov 19-21 





Fall Picnic
Sat Nov 14th, 9-2
1000 N College Ave, Tempe
Papago Park TEMPE
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Dear AZAFAP Family and Supporters,
As the holidays approach, seeing children in foster care is ever more heartbreaking. We need to pull together as a community to ensure all of our children can enjoy the holidays. 
Did you know that unlicensed relatives are allotted a little under $2.00 per day per child!? Though many do qualify for additional food stamps, the holidays are a time for those extra treats of pumpkin pies and candy canes.
Anything you can do or offer is greatly appreciated! Find a way to get involved this season! Rally the support of neighbors, friends, churches, family, coworkers to support children in the foster care system.
The DCS Resource Placement Center is still in
desperate need of volunteers!! 
If you have ever considered fostering, or if you've been looking for a way to get involved somehow to help these children....please consider becoming a volunteer for the DCS Resource Placement Center.
This is a great way to get involved and make a positive difference for children who are experiencing one of the most traumatic times in their young lives. Come hold and cuddle babies; play with and care for a child who is heartbroken and in need of TLC, love, and reassurance. Contact them at
or 602-542-1991 

Book Recommendations


LOVE this book! (it's a fav at our house)


The Angry Octopus: A Relaxation Story

By Lori Lite  


 (From the back cover) "Children love to unwind and relax with this fun exercise known as muscular relaxation. Children will be able to relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to calm down and manage his anger. This effective stress and management technique focuses awareness on various muscle groups to create complete resting of the mind and body..."


If you have a book recommendation for foster and/or adoptive parents, children, and families, please email

We would love to hear your recommendations that your children have enjoyed or you have found helpful through this journey.


Why Should I Become an AZAFAP logo 2
AZAFAP Member?
As a Premier Member with AZAFAP, you enjoy discounted rates for trainings, priority for fun giveaways, and invitations for our events!
Individual: $35; Family: $50
Valid for one year
Here is the link to sign up for the premier membership: