WVCCC is licensed to provide private, step-parent and state adoptions in the state of Arizona. The goal of this program is to protect the best interest of the child while building loving families. Adoptive homes are selected based off the needs of the child, therefore, individuals or families are chosen to meet the safety, social, emotional, physical and mental health needs of the children placed in their care.

We work closely with parents, families and communities to fully understand and meet children’s needs and protect them from any harm.We are committed to assisting expectant parents who wish to voluntarily relinquish their parental rights and place their child with a loving and caring family.

Some common questions and answers:

Q: Who may adopt in Arizona?

A: Any adult (age 18 or older) resident in the state of Arizona, married, unmarried or legally separated is eligible to qualify to adoption children. A husband and wife may jointly adopt children.

Q: What is required to adopt in Arizona?

A: In Arizona adoptive parent(s) must be certified by the court as acceptable to adopt children. A certificate will be issued only after an investigation.The certification process includes:shutterstock_3067515

  • written application
  • adoption orientation and training
  • certification investigation and report to the court that considers the prospective adoptive parents' fitness to adopt children and includes:
    • social history and references
    • finances
    • moral fitness
    • physical and mental health
    • any court action regarding child abuse
    • a valid fingerprint clearance card for you and every adult member of your household
    • any other relevant information

For more information pertaining adoption, please call 623.848.8863 or contact Candace Schulte at  To attend an informational session or learn more about training click here.

KNU-PMS-2014-2Arizona's Children Waiting for Adoption

There are many Arizona children waiting to be part of a family. Please visit to learn more about each of these children.