These Children deserve loving, safe homes. You can help.


Current Statistics & Ratio of Beds to Children

The children in our area need your help more than ever. The State of Arkansas has an alarming deficit when it comes to foster homes. While more than 4,000 children are in State custody, there are only 2,900 beds in 1,200 licensed foster homes. These statistics show that there just aren't enough places for them to go. If you are considering becoming a foster parent, thank you. You will make a great difference in the lives of these children.

Area 2 Foster Care

Call 1-800-482-5964 to report Child Abuse

Do not use this site to report child abuse.

Division of Children & Families

616 Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-629-7898

Fax: 479-782-6861

Email: john.anderson@dhs.arkansas.gov

This Diligent Recruitment project/program is funded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under a Cooperative Agreement, Grant Number 90CO1108-02-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.