• Children in foster care are regular children and youth who had to be removed from their home due to abuse and/or neglect
  • Neglect is the number one reason children come into foster care
  • Children in foster care are not perfect and you don't have to be perfect to care for them
  • Most children want to be with families no matter what caused them to enter foster care
  • Children in foster care have real needs and the agency needs families willing to care for those children

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.