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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 1990s

Since January of this year, we have been digging deep into our history. Each month, we have focused on a different decade, starting with when we were founded, the 1900s.  This month, we are exploring adoption in the 1990s. Throughout the decades, we have discussed: Our founding principles Leaders Procedures Financial burdens Special training WWII […]

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MY PATH FORWARD: STORIES OF RESILIENCY III

Carlos came to My Path Forward from another independent living program that DSS would no longer pay for because he was turning 21. Unfortunately, Carlos still needed help with learning to become independent. Carlos wanted to join the military but struggled with basic living skills, managing his impulsive behaviors, and completing his education. His acceptance […]

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MY PATH FORWARD: STORIES OF RESILIENCY II

Kelly reached out to My Path Forward after researching independent living programs. She realized that at 21 years of age, there weren’t many opportunities left for a former foster care youth. After leaving Foster Care and living on her own since 18 years of age, Kelly endured three years of homelessness, job instability, and hardship. […]

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Aging Out Institute Interviews CHS’s Bruin Richardson & Kim Lewis for “Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting” series

Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting Episode 019: Interview with Bruin Richardson & Kim Lewis from Children’s Home Society of VA (Richmond, VA) My Path Forward was invited by the Aging Out Institute [AOI] to participate in a podcast series. For the series, AOI is interviewing organizations and experts that support foster youth as they age […]

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MY PATH FORWARD: STORIES OF RESILIENCY I

James is a young man who reached out to My Path Forward (formerly The Possibilities Project) once he was asked to leave an apartment he shared with three other “friends” due to his inability to pay his share of rent and utilities. A few weeks prior, he lost his job at a local restaurant due […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 1980s

Over this past year, we have been writing monthly blogs about our rich history. As one of the oldest adoption agencies in Virginia, we have always dedicated our time to finding permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout the state. Founded in 1900, we have since served nearly 15,000 children and families. Healthy […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring the 1960s & 1970s

Over the last seven months, we have been sharing our organization’s history with you. Founded in 1900, the Children’s Home Society of Virginia is one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since then, we have served nearly 15,000 children and families.  Our mission is the same now as it was back then: to find permanent adoptive […]

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Virginia Ranks 50th Again–You Can Help Change That Today

Virginia Ranks 50th Again – You Can Help Change That Today Virginia has fallen back to 50th – worst in the nation – for the rate at which youth age out of foster care. While there are many factors contributing to our high rate of youth aging out of foster care, two big factors are: […]

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NBC12: “Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size”

A recent NBC12 News story from describes the expansion of our MY PATH FORWARD program for aged out foster youth, which is now recruiting new applicants. Thanks Henry Graff and WWBT NBC Channel 12 News! CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE VIDEO STORY Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size   By Henry Graff | […]

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The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring the 1940s and 1950s

Recently, we have been shedding light on our rich history. We have dedicated each month since January to a decade of our past. We started with the 1900s and have since explored the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. In June, we are taking a look at adoption in the 1940s and the 1950s. For as long […]

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