12/14/2021 - Nonprofits to Support With Year-End Giving Contributions

This holiday season, now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, we kindly ask that you consider donating to our Red Stocking Campaign.  Established in 1909, the Red Stocking is a historical campaign done by Children’s Home Societies around the country to raise money to help find safe homes for children of all ages. […]

02/24/2021 - Foster Care Advocacy Work in Virginia

Virginia is ranked 50th in the nation for the rate at which youth age out of foster care.  The outcomes for youth who age out of foster care are bleak: 1 in 4 are incarcerated within two years.  1 in 5 are homeless within two years. Only 3% will graduate college. Because of these heartbreaking […]

10/22/2020 - The Children’s Home Society of Virginia | Exploring Adoption in the 1990s

Since January of this year, we have been digging deep into our history. Each month, we have focused on a different decade, starting with when we were founded, the 1900s.  This month, we are exploring adoption in the 1990s. Throughout the decades, we have discussed: Our founding principles Leaders Procedures Financial burdens Special training WWII […]

11/27/2019 - 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 […]

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 […]

01/03/2018 - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Virginia has high percentage of youth aging out of foster care

CHS’ national and Virginia-based study on Aged Out Foster Youth (in partnership with Better Housing Coalition) was featured in this great article in fredericksburg.com/Federicksburg Free Lance-Star on Sat the 30th. Thanks to Adele Uphaus-Conner for her in depth research and multiple interviews, including two powerful local stories from transitioning foster youth and interviews with local social services and service […]