04/15/2024 - How Friends and Family Can Support Adoptive Families

In a world where every child deserves a loving, stable, and forever home, adoption offers hope and possibility. However, the adoption journey extends far beyond placing a child into a new family. It’s a lifelong commitment with unique challenges, joys, and triumphs.  The Children’s Home Society of Virginia understands that adoption is a lifelong process. […]

03/12/2024 - Let Love Grow at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Join us for this year’s anniversary celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Sunday, April 28 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Last year’s event at Main Line Brewery was a huge success, and we are excited to see the community come together once more to support Virginia’s at-risk children. During our time together at these events, […]

02/27/2024 - Foster Care Advocacy Day 2024 in Richmond, Virginia

Annual Foster Care Advocacy Day took place on January 31, and it was a huge success! On Foster Care Advocacy Day, the Children’s Home Society of Virginia leads groups of advocates, families, and youth through the General Assembly to meet with legislators and lift the voices of those with foster care experience. Attendees share with […]

01/29/2024 - Celebrating 124 Years of Helping Virginia Foster Care Youth

This month marks our 124th anniversary! Since 1900, we have been helping Virginia foster care youth and have served over 17,000 children, youth, and families. We believe every child deserves a loving home. Through our four main programs, we strive to find permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout Virginia and provide critical […]

12/11/2023 - 2023 Red Stocking Campaign | Year-End Giving Supporting Kids in Foster Care

As one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies, we operate by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. This has been our cardinal principle since 1900.  To date, we have had the honor of serving nearly 17,000 Virginia children, families, and youth.  Just over the past five years, 427 children found their forever home […]

11/13/2023 - The Importance of Supporting an Adopted Child – National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! This campaign aims to bring awareness to adoption issues and the need for adoptive families.  Since 1900, we have placed more than 17,000 youth into permanent, loving homes. We believe every child deserves a home, and our mission is to build strong families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk youth. […]

09/26/2023 - Q&A With Our New CEO, Krystal Thompson

In August, we welcomed our new CEO, Krystal Thompson, who worked as a social worker in the CHSVA Roanoke office in the 1990s! What a full-circle moment!  Krystal officially started her new role in August after our interim CEO Mel Tull finished his time leading CHSVA. As the CEO, Krystal is responsible for the successful […]

08/31/2023 - Post Adoption Support for Adoptive Families

Throughout the lifetime of adoption, loss, grief, identity, attachment, and trauma impact youth and their families.  Youth are placed into foster care at no fault of their own. When a child experiences neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other issues that endanger their health or safety, they will be removed from their homes and placed into the […]

07/17/2023 - 3 Simple Ways to Advocate for Children in Virginia’s Foster Care System

When most people think of how to advocate for children in Virginia’s foster care system, they think of the winter time, visiting the General Assembly during its busiest time, running from meeting to meeting. But what about the rest of the year, like this summer? You may be wondering if there’s a way you can […]