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Virginia Adoption Efforts | Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring the 1910s

In January we celebrated the Children’s Home Society of Virginia’s 120th birthday! Since 1900, we have always dedicated our time to children and families in Virginia. We believe healthy families are the cornerstone of healthy communities. We work diligently to transform our community by creating and supporting families in which children can thrive. We are […]

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Child Welfare Information Gateway: What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care? Presenting “Aged-Out: Finding Home”

World-wide news aggregator for the child welfare industry Child Welfare Information Gateway published a “News Tip” in their January 28th edition promoting the VPM PBS documentary about CHS’s The Possibilities Project entitled “Aged Out.” They also linked to the announcement in Richmond-Times Dispatch’s richmond.com. VA: What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care? Presenting […]

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Adoption Benefits: Advantages for Adoptive Parents, Adoptive Children and Your Community

Adoption reaps many benefits. Aside from placing a neglected or abused child in a loving, forever home, adoption also impacts birth mothers, adoptive parents, extended family and your community. Adoption is important for everyone.  If you are thinking about adopting, you’re in the right place. Below we discuss the life-changing and lifelong advantages that come […]

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A New Era of Hope for Child Welfare | Children’s Home Society of Virginia, est. 1900

Child welfare has been a large part of the overall welfare program for as long as we can remember, starting with the realization of social needs. Over time, children have become increasingly more important in the minds of interested and responsible people. The Children’s Home Society of Virginia was founded as a result of both […]

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A Successful Week 2 Wraps up at the General Assembly!

This was a big week at the General Assembly for foster care related issues. On Wednesday, we joined Voices for Virginia’s Children as they led a Foster Youth Advocacy day. Almost 20 youth who have foster care or kinship care experience came down to the General Assembly to share their experiences and thoughts on pending […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Foster Care Caucus plans to build on momentum in its second legislative session

We had a great time being a part of the Youth Foster Care and Kinship Care Advocacy Day on Wednesday! A huge thank you to our partner Voices for Virginia’s Children​ for organizing and hosting! We joined 16 youth with foster care and kinship care experience at the General Assembly to meet with legislators and […]

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What Happens When Youth Age Out of Foster Care? Presenting “Aged-Out: Finding Home”

What happens when youth age out of foster care?   Research shows that when youth are no longer supported by the traditional foster care system, and therefore age out of foster care, they are “at-risk” for devastating outcomes: 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within 2 years. 1 in 5 will be homeless within 2 […]

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2020 General Assembly Session has Begun!

We are excited that the 2020 General Assembly session began earlier this week! Being just a few days in, here’s a look at what’s to come over the next 60 days. Last year was an incredible year with the legislation that passed and we are expecting another big year for foster care, adoption and aging […]

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Where Does Your Money Go When You Donate to Charity?

With the holiday season in full swing, many will want to donate to local charities and nonprofits. However, there is a lot of gray area when it comes to how much money supports the mission of the nonprofit, as opposed to administrative expenses.   Local Charities to Donate to Before donating, you should do your research […]

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CHS Services Profiled in Video Broadcast on “Make Yourself At Home”

This is a wonderful video profiling Children’s Home Society of Virginia, artfully and mindfully created by Cyndi Merritt and her team at Make Yourself At Home. (Including Courtney at Mischief Media Productions) A great overview of CHS’s programs and mission with compelling video, which is broadcasting now on Cindi’s Facebbok page Make Yourself At Home. […]

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