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: 602-234-1935


Organization details

EIN: 860430037

CEO/President: Mark Upton

Chairman: Steve Whiteman

Board size: 11

Founder: Kay Ekstrom

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


We're determined to create 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

Christian Family Care's 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 rating589 of 85716 of 21
Fund acquisition rating599 of 85714 of 21
Resource allocation rating398 of 85713 of 21
Asset utilization rating570 of 85713 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$951,971$630,692$700,444$902,297$451,316
Short-term investments$1,595,688$2,250,706$1,499,434$1,419,019$1,525,981
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,955,619$5,703,759$4,932,293$3,430,235$2,292,200
Long-term investments$18,298$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,357,259$35,002$55,291$68,663$46,346
Other long-term assets$7,802$35,576$18,076$15,500$15,500
Total long-term assets$6,383,359$70,578$73,367$84,163$61,846
Total assets$13,338,978$5,774,337$5,005,660$3,514,398$2,354,046
Payables and accrued expenses$621,707$549,568$446,898$410,204$270,325
Other current liabilities$25,367$13,517$28,171$42,428$1,384
Total current liabilities$647,074$563,085$475,069$452,632$271,709
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,259$7,463$7,565$7,667$7,769
Total long-term liabilities$4,009,302$7,463$11,517$22,533$32,266
Total liabilities$4,656,376$570,548$486,586$475,165$303,975
Net assets20192017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$2,093,858$1,739,353$1,587,374$1,475,395$1,527,981
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$8,682,602$5,203,789$4,519,074$3,039,233$2,050,071
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,300,190$4,147,210$2,410,620$1,847,810$1,270,332
Program service revenue$4,106,536$5,068,762$6,533,107$4,762,131$3,479,434
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$134,428$132,960$91,157$88,470$117,463
Other revenue$12,596$382,786$375,904$355,999$397,072
Total other revenue$4,253,560$5,584,508$7,000,168$5,206,600$3,993,969
Total revenue$8,553,750$9,731,718$9,410,788$7,054,410$5,264,301
Program services$6,844,618$7,650,252$6,868,732$5,023,481$4,132,819
Management and general$1,118,645$909,261$707,970$501,582$576,625
Total expenses$8,555,743$9,176,777$8,012,364$5,959,914$5,049,145
Change in net assets20192017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($1,993)$554,941$1,398,424$1,094,496$215,156
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,993)$554,941$1,398,424$1,094,496$215,156


Mark UptonPresident & CEO$194,469

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/1/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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.

228 adoptions

1201 children served

4335 counseling hours