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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Foster and Adopting in Eastern Virginia

Fostering and Adopting in Eastern Virginia

Our Grant

Through a grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services, Lutheran Family Services is partnering with foster care and adoption agencies in the Eastern region of Virginia to find more foster and adoptive families. We will be hosting events throughout the area to give information to families about fostering and adopting a child from the foster care system.

We Need Your Help!

There are many ways you can help a child

  • Foster a child until a permanent home can be found
  • Adopt a child and become their forever family
  • Foster a child for a short period of time. Many agencies want families who can provide respite to foster and adoptive families for weekends and school breaks
  • Be an ambassador and help us promote the needs of foster and adopted children by connecting us to events, organizations, and people in your community
  • Host a block party Gather your neighbors and friends to host a party. We’ll bring the refreshments and information about children in need of families
  • Host the Heart Gallery and display photographs of children available for adoption; if you have a business or organization that can host the Heart Gallery for a short period of time, contact us.
  • Help us spread the word If you are a current or former foster or adoptive parent and want to talk about your experiences, let us know!

Contact Laura Williams at (757) 722-4707 or lwilliams@lfsva.org to find out more.

Interested in Getting More Information?

Consider attending an event to learn more about fostering or adopting. Or contact Laura Williams at (757) 722-4707 or lwilliams@lfsva.org to get answers to your questions and be connected to a local agency who can fit your needs.

Open Houses

Attending an open house will give you the chance to talk face to face with many agencies who work with foster and adoptive families. Each open house will have information about fostering and adopting and resources for you to take the next step.

Our current open house partners:

  • United Methodist Family Services
  • Virginia Beach Department of Social Services
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities
  • Braley & Thompson

Trying to recruit foster or adoptive families?

Partner with us to spread the word about the need for more families. We will be hosting open houses, block parties, and presentations and we invite you to participate in our events to help you connect face to face with families. Contact Laura Williams at (757) 722-4707 or lwilliams@lfsva.org to find out more information.



Funded wholly or in part by the FAM-17-042 Foster & Adoptive Family Recruitment contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services

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