Children's Home Society Va4200 Fitzhugh Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
Who is Children's Home Society of Virginia? Virginia's most experienced adoption agency while CHS isn't a home for children over 12,500 children have been placed into permanent homes by CHS A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We are a full-service, non-sectarian agency that serves the entire Commonwealth.A service agency that never turns away a birth mother or child in need How are Children's Home Society of Virginia's Services Distinctive? Counseling is provided by trained social workers here in Virginia to anyone in need Birth mothers are met and counseled where they're comfortable and whatever time is convenient for them Foster care is provided in private homes and is temporary Foster care provides time for birth parents to make a plan for their child's future and visitation is encouraged Options are available for birth parents temporary foster care until the birth parents situation is improved by counseling and other assistance, or they may be involved in planning for their child's adoption What are Some Examples of Services Provided? Children from infants to toddlers and teens and siblings groups have been placed into adoptive homes Birth mothers as young as 11 have received birth parent counseling Children as old as 16 have been placed into their first real home Along with healthy infants many of the children served come from fragile beginnings such as living with violence and abuse, or born with medical problems like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or Downs syndrome Full adoption services at a flat-fee: Home study, placement, post-placement supervision, and counseling Heritage searches offered for adult adoptees Children's Home Society of Virginia (CHS) is proud to have provided in the Commonwealth for over 100 years. We are dedicated to finding a permanent family for every child and have been successful at placing more than 12,500 children into safe, loving homes. CHS is committed to its mission of finding permanent homes for all children and providing related services to birth families, adoptive families and adoptees. We accomplish this by providing pregnancy and birth parent counseling, temporary foster care and a full spectrum of adoption services.We look with great expectation to the future because exciting developments are taking place at CHS . Members of CHS s board leadership are engaged with the agency staff in a strategic process designed to assure the continued growth and success of the agency. We have created an action plan to effectively deploy new strategies that will produce impressive service results. This plan includes actively exploring new opportunities to collaborate with other non-profit organizations and foundations in order to expand our services.