10/04/2022 - Children’s Home Society of Virginia 2022 Impact Report

Our 2022 fiscal year has ended, and we are proud to share with you our Impact Report! In our impact reports, we strive to highlight each of our programs, share exciting statistics, and feature stories from amazing adoptive families. This year’s report is no different. Below are highlights from each of our programs: Foster Care […]

03/21/2022 - Children’s Home Society of Virginia Adoption Programs

The Children’s Home Society of Virginia was founded to build strong, permanent families and lifelong relationships for Virginia’s at-risk children and youth. Since 1900, we have been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. We find permanent, loving adoptive homes for children of all ages and provide critical support services to […]

01/31/2022 - Children’s Home Society of Virginia Expands

The number of youth entering the foster care system has never grown at such a steep rate as it is now. There are currently more than 1,700 youth in Virginia foster care waiting to be adopted. Unfortunately, youth enter the foster care system due to neglect, parents’ substance abuse, and physical abuse. We know that […]

09/03/2021 - What is Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®?

In Virginia, 400 youth age out of foster care each year. These youth are at risk for devastating outcomes, including homelessness, drug use, unemployment, early parenthood, and even incarceration. Fewer than 1 in 6 will graduate from high school. 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within two years. 1 in 5 will be homeless within […]

06/22/2021 - The Need for Adoptive Families is Urgent

According to the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, foster care family inquiries have declined by 30 percent in the state of Virginia within the last six months. Yet, the demand for children and teens needing safe homes is rising.  Indeed, there is a particular need for families who are able to foster and adopt teenagers. Courage and […]

11/13/2019 - 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 […]