Foster Care Services
Children’s Services of Virginia (CSV) is a private, licensed child placing agency providing foster care, treatment foster care, and foster-to-adopt services for children and families. CSV opened its doors in 1992 and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide services to children from birth to age 21. We serve the northern half of Virginia including Fredericksburg, Winchester, Front Royal, Harrisonburg and surrounding areas. Families who are approved by the agency are referred to as Resource Families.
Our program primarily serves children who have been abused and neglected. Some of these children will not be able to return to their birth family. If parental rights are terminated, the current resource family is almost always given the opportunity to adopt the children. CSV charges no fee to the resource family and assists with the adoption process.
In 2019, 66 children were placed in CSV’s foster homes. In addition, 10 children were adopted and 23 children returned home to their birth parents or a relative!
Foster to Adopt
Pregnant Teen/Teen Mother and Child
I have to thank everyone at Children’s Services of Virginia for being so supportive. My wife and I have adopted our foster son and the adoption was signed by the judge a few days ago. We did not have any idea what to expect when we went through training with CSV but I must say everything we learned did prepare us to manage life with a new one in the house. T. is such a resilient kid with a great sense of humor and a real joy to be with. Surprisingly we became friends with T's extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins and his grandparents. They are so supportive of our efforts and have encouraged us to move forward and adopt. T's CSV workers have been amazing and very supportive.