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Gratitude and Responsibility

By Marny Hackley, Development Officer For the almost three years that  I have worked at Children’s Home Society, one of my responsibilities as the database administrator is to make sure our donor information is up to date and everyone is properly acknowledged for their gifts.  I enter all the gifts in the database and see […]

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United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Spotlight on Success: Children’s Home Society of Virginia

Children’s Home Society was graciously chosen to be spotlighted by United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg as part of their Steps for Success campaign. United Way works with 40+ local and regional nonprofit agencies to tackle each of their designated nine Steps to Success. They encourage potential supporters to hear from leaders at these organizations and learn more […]

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You are capable of great compassion in the face of trauma. Today, I am thankful for you.

By Laura Pitts, Foster Care Adoption Program Manager Today, I am thankful for you. For you ordinary and yet superhuman beings who are walking this path of adoption and trauma alongside your child or children. I’m not going to lie. Trauma is a serious challenge for our young people, their families, and the people who care […]

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Newsradio 1140 WRVA Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid: “Adopt a Virginia Child Today” with Nadine Marsh-Carter

On Wednesday November 14th, Nadine was interviewed by John Reid for Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid, on Newsradio 1140 WRVA. John titled the segment “Adopt a Virginia Child Today,” and he and Nadine discussed the great need for foster care children in Virginia to be adopted. Listen to the broadcast here:         […]

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Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine: Foster Care Adoption Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

This November Fredericksburg Parent and Family magazine covers foster care adoption during National Adoption Month. CHS chief programs officer Laura Ash-Brackley contributes to a discussion about the need to provide permanent homes for teens and pre-teens in foster care waiting to be adopted, and covers some of the processes required—and the services provided by CHS. Click here […]

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The Adoption Process: What You Need to Know

By Laura Pitts Foster Care Adoption Program Manager It doesn’t take but a minute for me to rattle off a list of movies or shows that feature an older child being adopted by a great family and going on to have grand adventures. There’s Little Orphan Annie, 80’s Punky Brewster, the girls in Despicable Me, spunky […]

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INSTANT FAMILY movie: a funny and fairly accurate picture of life as a foster/adoptive parent

BY: Emily Kuezek, MSW Foster Care Adoption Social Worker Some of the CHS staff were able to attend an early screening of the new Instant Family movie at an event sponsored by Virginia Kids Belong, and we thought it was a hit! Instant Family follows a couple, Pete and Ellie, who begin the foster care […]

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What is “Normalcy?”

BY: KRISTEN TURSO The Possibilities Project Case Manager The experience of a child or teen in the foster care system is anything but normal. They are removed from their caretakers due to abuse or neglect and placed in a foster home or in a group home. They may only get to see their parents and […]

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Richmond Times Dispatch Selects CHS President and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter as a 2018 Person of the Year

CHS has the special honor of announcing that Nadine Marsh-Carter, our CEO and President, has been selected as a 2018 RTD Person of the Year honoree! The RTD Person of the Year program honors servant-leaders and others who strengthen and highlight the Richmond region. The Richmond Times-Dispatch will honor 25 individuals in the 2018 RTD […]

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Panel of Experts Working to Overcome Systemic Barriers for Youth who age out of Foster Care

by Cassie Cunningham Policy and Research Analyst We know youth who age out of foster care face systemic barriers through no fault of their own. These barriers can prevent someone from being fully independent and successful in life. Just like all young adults, youth who age out of foster care need help for a support […]

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