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Join us for a one-hour informational session about treatment foster care to learn how you can make a lasting difference in a child's life.

About this Event

Did you know that there are over 513,000 children in foster care, but only 153,000 foster homes available? We need individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds who have extra room in their heart and home and are ready to make a lasting, positive impact on a child. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about becoming a foster parent, join us for a one-hour orientation session at our Stafford office.

Event date Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
Event End Date Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free

If you are interested in adopting an older child from foster care through Children’s Home Society, you must complete a state mandated pre-service training. Children’s Home Society offers Educating Strong Families: Foster Care Adoption Core Training several times a year. The Winter 2019 training course consists of three Saturday sessions on January 12, 19, and 26. Each class will be held from 9-3 at our Richmond office. Applicants must attend each of the three sessions and training must be completed before families can request a home study. Pre-service training covers topics such as trauma, attachment, brain development, parenting skills, and how to navigate the foster system. The classes will be taught by CHS social workers and other speakers. The cost of the training is $150.00 per person and registration is required.

Event date Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Per person registration fee $150.00

UMFS offers extensive training and comprehensive support for foster families caring for high-risk children and teenagers. If you have attended our information session, and are ready to take the next step in becoming a foster parent by attending our four-part training, please register here for our next class. In our Treatment Foster Care Program, you are never on your own. 

Event date Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
Event End Date Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free

Join us for our 2019 Foster Care Advocacy Day! The Foster Care Unified Agenda is created by partners from across the Commonwealth who represent policy advocates, service providers, parents and caregivers, and—most especially—youth to identify key legislative opportunities to improve Virginia’s child welfare system. We will meet at the Virginia Poverty Law Center at 8am to hear policy updates, partners, and legislators! Following, we will walk over to the General Assembly to begin meetings with legislators in groups. We will end the day with a quick debrief from your group leader and next steps to look forward to! Registration is required as space is limited. Please email Chloe@vakids.org with any questions.

Event date Monday, January 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
Event End Date Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free

There are nearly 900 children in foster care in the Tidewater community that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we'll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way. 

Event date Monday, January 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Event End Date Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free

There are nearly 600 children in foster care in our region that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we’ll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way. 

Event date Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Event End Date Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Per person registration fee Free

Please join us at an Open House! Learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Representatives from multiple foster care and adoption agencies in your community will answer your questions.


Funded wholly or in part by the FAM-17-042 Foster & Adoptive Recruitment contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Event date Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Event End Date Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Per person registration fee Free

Adoptive families are invited to join us for a paint night with Wine and Design Fredericksburg. Express your creativity while getting to know other adoptive families. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

RSVP by January 18 to Anna Yates: anna@chsva.org

Event date Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Event End Date Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:30 pm
Per person registration fee Free

NewFound Families

Adoption, Foster, and Kinship Association
P.O.Box 85
Ashland, VA 23005
1-888-2FOSTER
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