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!


October 2020
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Emergency Placement

CSV accepts emergency placements 24/7, 365 days per year.

Sibling Groups

Our resource families recognize the importance of keeping siblings together. We have many resource families who are equipped for and interested in providing a home for sibling groups.

Independent Living

This service is offered to youth between the ages of 14 and 18. The teen may transition to the program while in foster care or may be referred directly to a semi-supervised living environment.

Foster to Adopt

Adoption services are provided to children who are already placed with our resource families and whose parental rights have been terminated. The program includes family selection, home study, pre-adoptive counseling and post-adoptive services.

Pregnant Teen/Teen Mother and Child

Skilled and experienced foster families open their hearts and homes to nurture, educate and provide structure to the teenage mother and her child.

Kinship Care

CSV offers training, home studies and case management services to relatives of children in foster care identified by the DSS agency involved with the family.


August 9, 2017

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.

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