02/21/2023 - Diverse Adoptive Families Needed – Adopt an Older Child Today

Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their key role in U.S. history. Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Starting in 1976, every American president has officially deemed February as Black History […]

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 […]

11/20/2019 - 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 […]