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Debunking 8 Adoption Myths for National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. This year, the theme is Youth Voices: Why Family Matters.  Permanency matters, even for older children and teens. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 children waiting for an adoptive family in Virginia. Of those 1,000 children, 33% are 13 years of age or older. Unfortunately, these teens are at risk of […]

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Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine Article “Why I Adopted” features CHS

Fredericksburg Parent and Family profiled three successful local adoptive families in their November publication–in recognition of National Adoption Month. The Bratt family that is featured at the beginning of the article is one of our families who come to all the Fredericksburg Kid’s Clubs and family events! They also featured Children’s Home Society of Virginia, […]

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5 Things to Know About Foster Care Adoption

Did you know that there are nearly 1,000 children waiting to be adopted in the state of Virginia? Unfortunately, children in foster care have often been neglected, abused or abandoned. Sadly, most states are now experiencing steep increases in their foster care populations. There are several reasons children get placed into foster homes, but one […]

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NBC “12 about town” interviews CHS for National adoption month 2019 and play for keeps fundraiser

  Chief Development Officer Bruin Richardson takes our message to the airwaves again this month, this time with an appearance on “12 About Town” on Thursday afternoon, where he was interviewed by NBC12 anchor and reporter Candice Smith. Bruin excellently conveyed the many services and supports that Children’s Home Society provides to families undertaking the […]

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Thanks To Our Generous Facebook Community of Support!

Earlier this year CHS announced that The Possibilities Project, our program which provides for young adults who have aged out of foster care, was expanding to serve more youth. With this is great news came the need to ask our supporters for help. While several generous donors had already offered to furnish the new apartments, […]

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JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE POSSIBILITIES PROJECT

Sign up to be a member of the Friends of TPP to receive the latest updates and news about the progress of the youth enrolled in The Possibilities Project.  Learn about ways you can help the former foster children who are working towards achieving their dreams. Please sign up here. Facebook

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SouthsideDaily in Virginia Beach reports on The Mini Golf Guys Tournament 2019 fundraiser for CHS

CHS was honored to be selected this year by The Mini Golf Guys to be the beneficiary of their 2019 Mini Golf Guys Tournament, billed as the “world’s longest golf tournament.” We enjoyed getting to know these three delightful and energetic gentlemen form Michigan, Minnesota and California, and being a part of their ambitious tournament […]

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CHS TV Spot on WRIC Channel 8 Honoring RVA’s 2019 Top of the Class Graduates

CHS was a proud sponsor of WRIC ABC’s TOP OF THE CLASS Recognition Ceremony at King’s Dominion, where we recognized valedictorians from high schools around the RVA region. We are so proud that several of our adopted youth graduated from high school this year, with much support from their loving and dedicated adoptive families! We […]

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SUPER MOMS Support CHS every month!

Monthly Donors Provide Crucial Support For Our Foster Children And Adoptive Families Programs Cathy Roller Tyrrell is a mom and owner of Blackbird Salon. In December she contacted us because she and her staff wanted to do something for the community. After a chat, Cathy decided she wanted to sponsor the catering for the Holiday […]

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Some thoughts on fatherhood from a CHS adoptive father

Guest blog by a CHS Adoptive Parent I don’t think I’m the only man who’s uncertain about what it means to be a dad.  The role seems less well-defined than that of a mother.  Generally, a mother is there to comfort you when you get hurt, to cook something special for you, or to fawn […]

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