What are the different kinds of foster care?

There are several kinds of foster care in Virginia, including: Straight or family foster care refers to the scenario where the state or local government places a child with certified foster parents, who are not related to the child. In kinship foster care, a child is...

The rewards and challenges of being a foster parent

The most significant reward of being a foster parent is having an impact on the lives of children and teens in a significant way. It is truly one of the few times in our lives that we can do something heroic. There are many challenges involved in foster parenting,...

Aging Out of Foster Care

Yearly, more than 20,000 foster care youth will “age out” of foster care.  Unfortunately, outcomes for youth who have “aged out” of foster care are poor: Between 25% and 45% had not completed high school 20% to 50% are unemployed Approximately 25% had experienced...