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In an attempt to improve the condition of foster care in Arizona, ten years ago the government began implementing several changes. Now, as more and more new rules are being enacted, some foster parents are finding that not all the changes are good. Some of the rules are making it harder for sibling groups to stay together. Additionally, for foster parents who have been with the system for many years, they may have to meet new requirements to continue to provide foster care. With the plethora of concerns about the changes being voiced, the DCS has responded: “We desire to know what people think of these proposed rules so that we know what the concerns may be about our rules,” said Doug Nick, the public information officer for DCS. “When we do have them written, we want to make sure that we get them absolutely right.”