Children’s Home Society of Virginia is a full-service, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency, and one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since our charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1900, CHS has been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home.
Post Adoption Program
Our post-adoption program provides resources and referrals when a child has been placed with a family for adoption.. We also provide training opportunities for parents to understand trauma, attachment and the adoption process. We provide Parent Coaching on an individualized basis to process and plan for dealing with the specialized needs of their child or children. Our post adoption social workers are Masters level Social Workers with specialized education in trauma and attachment and training in responses for children from hard places. Providing Services for Positive Growth and Development, Our Post Adoption Club program is a day respite service offered to adoptive families, children and teens. Hosted trips allow adopted youth to experience a sense of community and belonging with other adopted children. This also allows parents to have a safe place for their children and teens to interact and be understood by trained social workers.
The Possibilities Project
The Possibilities Project (TPP) TPP is an innovative program that equips youth with the tools they need to become independent citizens, break the cycles of poverty and ultimately thrive. This collaborative endeavor provides former foster youth the stable housing and the social supports they need to succeed as adults. This includes helping them access housing, education, vocational training, job placement, counseling, a variety of critical life skills and more than one positive lifelong adult connection. The youth participants also engage in community service activities and/or public policy advocacy to create systemic improvements for other foster youth. TPP uses best practice methods proven to transform the lives of at-risk youth and believe that every young person deserves and individualized path to success.
Foster Care Adoptions Program
Since 1988 CHS has been helping Virginia’s children in foster care be placed with safe, loving and permanent adoptive families through our Foster Care Adoptions Program. Nationally recognized, this program provides an array of services that get children and youth out of the public foster care system and into adoptive families who have been prepared to meet each individual child’s needs. We offer a full spectrum of trauma-informed adoption services, including family recruitment, home study, supervision, approval, counseling and post adoption supports.