77% of children placed in a foster home remained in the same home until clinically appropriate for discharge.

About Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care provides temporary, quality, family settings for children with special needs who may have experienced abuse and neglect. As a result, the children are given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.

Get a powerful sense of what it's like to be a foster child, and how NVFS strives to give these children a happy, secure childhood, from Sharon Frost, Director of Child Placement Services.

The program serves children from birth through age eighteen who have emotional, behavioral, physical or developmental needs that cannot be met in their own homes. Northern Virginia Family Service social workers carefully match each child with an appropriate, trained foster family.

Foster parents from culturally diverse backgrounds are recruited and receive intensive specialized training. Northern Virginia Family Service foster care workers provide foster families, children and biological families much-needed support, training and encouragement.

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Lucy

Special Foster Care

“Pick a good agency. Find one that’ll always pick up the phone when you call. Find one who cares about you as much as the child, who will have a relationship with you. ... I know with NVFS, ... you’re part of a whole team helping the child.“

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