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 2021, 52 children were placed in CSV’s foster homes. In addition, 16 children were adopted and 11 children returned home to their birth parents or a relative!
Foster to Adopt
Pregnant Teen/Teen Mother and Child
Our family has been a part of the CSV family for about 4 years. During this time, we have had 6 placements ranging from ages of 6 weeks to 18! It has been an adventure that we would not want to be on with anyone other than the amazing individuals at CSV. Throughout the years we have had a wide variety of situations that have come up and each time our caseworkers have helped us navigate the best they could. Through hospitalizations, a pandemic, a transition to college, and so many other events, they have been an intricate part of our team. We recommend CSV to anyone we encounter that wants more information on fostering. It has been a great experience being supported through the good and the bad!