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02/23/2021 - RTD Opinion: Marsh-Carter and Cunningham column “Foster children need our help”

On Tuesday February 23rd, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an Op-ed authored by Children’s Home Society of Virginia president and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter, and policy director Cassie Cunningham. Our goal is to continue to inform the public about the plight and often dire outcomes of youth in Virginia’s foster care system, and to encourage adoption and […]

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11/26/2020 - Richmond Times-Dispatch interviews two CHS families and CHS president for National Adoption Month 2020 expose.

Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Jess Nocera interviewed two CHS families–the Mathews and the Steels–and our president and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter for this in-depth narrative about adoption of older youth from foster care. The article, titled “‘Never have to search for a family again.’ Richmond-area families reflect on adopting teenagers,”  is published on Thanksgiving Day during National […]

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11/23/2020 - General Assembly’s Special Session Preserves Some CHS Advocacy Successes

Much like for everyone else, 2020 has been an unpredictable year for the CHS Advocacy team. Ending General Assembly session in March, we enjoyed early success with the General Assembly acting positively on many of our legislative priorities. It quickly became uncertain as we entered the pandemic and economic downturn shortly after the legislative session […]

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11/02/2020 - CBS6 WTVR Interviews CHS Family and CEO for “Hand To Hold” Series

For #NationalAdoptionMonth2020, local newsman Bill Fitzgerald and our great friends at WTVR CBS 6 News interviewed one of our exceptional adoptive parents–and our president and CEO Nadine Marsh-Carter!   Check out the entire interview above, or click here to watch it on our YouTube channel. And please do ANYTHING you can to support our mission […]

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09/29/2020 - 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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09/22/2020 - 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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08/18/2020 - 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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08/18/2020 - 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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08/10/2020 - 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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