Christian Family Care Agency

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Christian Family Care serves Children and Families through Foster Care, Child and Family Counseling, Pregnancy Counseling, and Adoption. We have locations in Phoenix, Tucson & Prescott. In every aspect of our ministry, we wrap children and families with the love of Jesus Christ, providing hope for a brighter future.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Family Care Agency
2346 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Phone: 800-939-5432

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 860430037

CEO/President: Mark Upton

Chairman: Michael Hunter

Board size: 11

Founder: Kay Ekstrom

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


We see a future where every vulnerable child is loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family. To make that vision a reality, Christian Family Care partners with families, churches, and caring neighbors like you to provide comprehensive adoption and foster care services, along with extensive counseling and support programs for children, families, and women struggling with unplanned pregnancies.

Mission statement

Our mission is to strengthen families and serve at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

1. We believe the Bible alone (the 66 books of the Old and New Testament) to be the inspired, authoritative word of God, without error in the original manuscripts.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe that all human beings are lost and sinful by nature. For their salvation, regeneration by the Holy Spirit and (for all who have the mental capacity) personal faith in Jesus Christ are absolutely essential. Justification is by faith alone, in Christ alone, and is not based on any human works or doctrine.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. The true Church is the body of Christ of which He is the head.

7. We believe in the resurrection of the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal condemnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1074 of 110429 of 32
Fund acquisition rating1004 of 110526 of 32
Resource allocation rating969 of 110527 of 32
Asset utilization rating916 of 110425 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$519,986$505,020$654,680$951,971$712,941
Short-term investments$3,789,721$2,150,702$1,900,882$1,595,688$1,710,647
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,764,417$8,640,623$7,964,995$6,955,619$7,692,204
Long-term investments$146,475$143,470$150,191$18,298$9,847
Fixed assets$6,408,132$6,638,561$6,766,287$6,357,259$5,126,367
Other long-term assets$15,471$15,471$11,991$7,802$8,576
Total long-term assets$6,570,078$6,797,502$6,928,469$6,383,359$5,144,790
Total assets$15,334,495$15,438,125$14,893,464$13,338,978$12,836,994
Payables and accrued expenses$607,977$520,265$747,592$621,707$1,110,476
Other current liabilities$0$61,089$33,075$25,367$34,344
Total current liabilities$607,977$581,354$780,667$647,074$1,144,820
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$6,953$7,055$7,157$7,259$7,361
Total long-term liabilities$3,397,023$3,608,055$4,975,307$4,009,302$2,938,162
Total liabilities$4,005,000$4,189,409$5,755,974$4,656,376$4,082,982
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$9,403,838$9,195,501$6,890,895$6,588,744$6,520,900
With donor restrictions$1,925,657$2,053,215$2,246,595$2,093,858$2,233,112
Net assets$11,329,495$11,248,716$9,137,490$8,682,602$8,754,012
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,089,674$6,782,169$5,489,934$4,300,190$7,423,122
Program service revenue$3,603,072$3,048,232$3,737,398$4,106,536$5,164,220
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,158$383,285$116,714$134,428$225,202
Other revenue$1,416$25,783$14,727$12,596$7,682
Total other revenue$3,630,646$3,457,300$3,868,839$4,253,560$5,397,104
Total revenue$9,720,320$10,239,469$9,358,773$8,553,750$12,820,226
Program services$6,955,958$6,280,114$6,974,149$6,844,618$7,518,278
Management and general$1,260,375$1,067,558$1,167,306$1,118,645$1,027,078
Total expenses$9,250,687$8,185,802$8,977,003$8,555,743$9,256,282
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$469,633$2,053,667$381,770($1,993)$3,563,944
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$469,633$2,053,667$381,770($1,993)$3,563,944


Mark UptonPresident &$219,015
Pamela GiardinaChief Progra$128,050
Gary MillerDirector of$119,218

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/12/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Founded by Kay Ekstrom in 1982, Christian Family Care began serving children and families through foster care, adoption, and pregnancy counseling programs. Today, we are much more than an adoption and foster care agency. Our influence and services expanded to fulfill our vision of seeing every child loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family.

With our expansion of support services, came exponential growth of impact and the need for more staff! In 2019, Christian Family Care consolidated its three Phoenix offices into one building on Central Avenue, opened a new office in Prescott, and continues to serve in Southern Arizona with an office in Tucson. Each facility is designed to increase collaboration and improve our team's ability to deliver quality support services to the community.

Program accomplishments

Annual Impact: By God's grace, your prayers and support are transforming the lives of more and more children and families in Arizona.

200 adoptions

977 children served

3,598 counseling hours

Together, we're answering God's call to bless every child with a stable, permanent family in a Christ-centered home


We are licensed by the state of Arizona and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2002. A portion of our funding comes from contracts with the State, as well as insurance companies and individuals we serve. However, those fees do not fully cover our expenses because we provide services that go above and beyond what is required by the State. We depend on private donors, grants, foundations, and other fundraising activities.

We treasure your support and strive to provide outstanding financial stewardship: 84 of every dollar donated goes directly to services for vulnerable and traumatized children, to meet their deepest needs of love, family, and security.