Back to School with Foster Children

Going back to school after the summer break can be an exciting time for children and families alike.  It can also bring hard times on children and families facing adversities at home.  Foster children have their own unique set of experiences with school, including...

What are the different kinds of foster care?

There are several kinds of foster care in Virginia, including: Regular 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 placed with...

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,...