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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care and Adoption

Are you ready to foster?

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia seeks foster parents who are flexible, open-minded, and eager to share “life firsts” — adults who will provide permanency and connection for youth and teens, not just a roof over their heads.

We support:

  • Families of all faiths and backgrounds
  • LGBTQ youth and parents
  • Siblings staying together
  • Connections to the birth family
  • Teens developing lifelong connections with a caring adult

We provide:

  • Extensive training
  • Respite when you need it
  • 24/7 crisis support
  • A network of resources
  • Additional online training
  • Financial stipend and health insurance

To support the need for safe and supportive family environments in our community, LFSVA trains and approves foster and adoptive parents in the Richmond and Tidewater area.

LFSVA does not approve families who are seeking infant adoptions, private adoptions, or out-of-state adoptions.  We are happy to assist families looking for adoptive placements by referring to our partner agencies.

Post-Adoption Counseling Services

Today’s adoptive families need treatment specialists who understand the unique nature of building a family through adoption and the challenges that may arise that are related to their adoption story. One of the most frequent complaints from members of the extended family of adoption is their inability to find mental health professionals who are adoption-competent – that is, who understand the unique issues associated with their histories and current lives, and how adoption can color or shape their views of themselves and their relationships.

Additional Resources

Am I ready for foster parenting?

Foster Care frequently asked questions

Eastern Virginia Heart Gallery

Fostering and Adopting in Eastern Virginia

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