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2022 National Adoption Month | Permanency Matters

November is National Adoption Month!  The goals of National Adoption Month include: increasing national awareness of adoption issues. shining a light on the need for adoptive families for older children and teenagers in the foster care system. emphasizing the value of youth engagement. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week in 1984. President […]

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Children’s Home Society of Virginia 2022 Impact Report

Our 2022 fiscal year has ended, and we are proud to share with you our Impact Report! In our impact reports, we strive to highlight each of our programs, share exciting statistics, and feature stories from amazing adoptive families. This year’s report is no different. Below are highlights from each of our programs: Foster Care […]

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Interview with Nadine Marsh-Carter, Children’s Home Society of VA President & CEO

Have you ever wondered how a company’s CEO gets to that position? What does a CEO’s day-to-day life look like? Or how does a CEO handle challenges? We recently interviewed our President & CEO, Nadine Marsh-Carter, and she answered all those questions and more! Keep reading to learn about Nadine’s passions, her own adoption story, […]

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How Adoptive Parents Can Prepare Their Home to Welcome Their New Child

If you’re in the process of adopting or waiting for your new child to actually come home, preparing your home for a new family member should be a top priority. Every new parent is in for the challenge, but bringing an older child or teenage adoptee into a space that truly feels like their own […]

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2022 Anniversary Celebration Recap

Children’s Home Society of Virginia is an adoption agency founded in 1900 to serve Virginia’s neglected and abused youth. In our 122 years, we have been pioneers for at-risk youth. We believe that every child deserves a home and are dedicated to serving youth and families in the Commonwealth. Healthy families are the cornerstone of […]

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National Foster Care Month and the Importance of Advocacy

May is National Foster Care Month! National Foster Care Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. Each May serves as a time to acknowledge and recognize foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help youth in foster care find permanent, loving homes. In Virginia, […]

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2022 Anniversary Celebration at Main Line Brewery

Children’s Home Society of Virginia was founded in 1900 as a result of both outside influence from the National Children’s Society and the number of neglected and abused youth who needed care in Virginia. Since our inception, we have been a pioneer in allied fields of care for at-risk youth. Our open doors signaled a […]

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Children’s Home Society of Virginia Adoption Programs

The Children’s Home Society of Virginia was founded to build strong, permanent families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk children and youth. Since 1900, we have been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. We find permanent, loving adoptive homes for children of all ages and provide critical support services to […]

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Children’s Home Society of Virginia Board Members

Not only did we have a lot of new staff join our team last year, which you can read about in last month’s blog, but we also have new board members we’d like to introduce to you! Our current board members include: Chair: Carlon Zanders Chair-elect: John Owen Gwathmey Immediate Past Chair: Mel Tull Treasurer: […]

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Children’s Home Society of Virginia Expands

The number of youth entering the foster care system has never grown at such a steep rate as it is now. There are currently more than 1,700 youth in Virginia foster care waiting to be adopted. Unfortunately, youth enter the foster care system due to neglect, parents’ substance abuse, and physical abuse. We know that […]

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