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It’s the Season of Giving: Donate to Our Red Stocking Campaign

As National Adoption Month comes to a close, Children’s Home Society of Virginia is celebrating 120 years of innovation. That’s right—for 120 years, we have been hard at work serving Virginia’s youth. CHS has helped more than 14,000 youth find their permanent, loving home. We have placed infants all the way up to teenagers into […]

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Panel of Experts Identifies Over 40 Policy Recommendations to Support Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care!

As a part of The Possibilities Project, for over the past year we have worked with a panel of experts who has identified over 40 policy recommendations to improve life outcomes and support youth who age out of foster care. The TPP Panel of Experts, co-chaired by Senator Favola (D- 31st District) and Delegate Peace […]

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CBS6 Inteviews CHS Adoptive Family for Virginia this Morning

The Matthews, a family that CHS helped to adopt a wonderful boy, offered to “give back” AGAIN by telling their story for National Adoption Month 2019, and to encourage more families to adopt just like they did. Bill Bevins interviewed them on CBS6 for the Virginia This Morning show on Monday morning, and the result […]

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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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