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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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Parting Thoughts: wonderful memories of doing great work.

Debra Wilson has served as an adoption social worker for nearly 40 years and will retire from CHS on June 28th. Her impact on adoption will be forever on the hearts of the birthmothers, families and staff. Please read her thoughtful “parting thoughts” below. We wish Debra well and will miss her! Thank you, Debra, […]

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Virginia Mercury interviews CHS Staff and Friends about Kinship Care: “They Forgot About Us.”

Here is an article by CHS friend Katie O’Connor published in The Virginia Mercury about KINSHIP CARE in Virginia. There has been renewed interest in improving policy for kinship programs to provide support for grandparents and others who officially adopt the children of family members. Laura Ash-Brackley, our Chief Programs Officer and Bruin Richardson, our […]

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NBC12 Features CHS Staff and Produces Video of CHS Adoptive Family for “Call 12” Segment

  When NBC12’s Dan Heffner invited us to participate in their Call 12 segment in May, we were thrilled. This was a great venue to promote the cause of foster care adoption and recruit adoptive families from the RVA region during National Foster Care Awareness Month. But we had no idea the invitation included a professionally produced […]

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WNRN FM 88.5 features CHS on “Hear Together” segment and website

Here’s a great, brief interview of Chief Advancement Officer Bruin Richardson by Desire Moses of WNRN, an independent “new music” station in Richmond (88.5FM) and Charlottesville, Roanoke and Harrisonburg. They feature a great variety of new rock, local artists and independent programming and are listener supported. VISIT THE WEB PAGE created by WNRN just for […]

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Voices for Virginia’s Children Guest Blog: Every Child Deserves A Thriving Family

Guest Blog: Every Child Deserves A Thriving Family Posted: May 1st, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath   Guest Author: Cassie Cunningham, Children’s Home Society During Foster Care month, and every other month of the year, Children’s Home Society of Virginia focuses on the importance of permanency for children and youth with foster care experience. As an organization, we recognize […]

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Parting Thoughts: “I am Grateful…”

by Dale Johnson-Rany Chief Operations Officer As I prepare to leave CHS, I am filled with gratitude. I am grateful Nadine gave me the opportunity to be the CFO/COO at CHS and I have had the opportunity to work with her and beside her. She is a special person and I have learned a lot […]

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I am a social worker. What is your super power?

March is National Social Work Month By Laura Ash-Brackley Chief Programs Officer “I am a social worker…what is your super power?” When I came across this saying I loved it! It’s funny and true and reflects my pride in the profession. What really is a super power? If you Google super power and you find […]

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