Foster Care & Adoption in Northern Virginia

Providing children with safe, healthy homes

NVFS Foster Care provides foster families in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas with the tools and support to build healthy, caring, and therapeutic relationships with children placed in foster care. NVFS also helps foster parents bridge the gap between the child and his or her biological parents. As a result, these strong support networks help ensure that foster children are able to thrive in a safe and stable home environment while focusing on permanency.

NVFS provides both therapeutic foster care and respite care programs.

Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?

NVFS is not currently recruiting foster parents. If you are interested in learning more about other foster parent resources in the community we welcome you to email our team at

NVFS foster and respite parent(s) must be over 21, financially and emotionally stable, responsible and willing to work as a part of a team. Foster and respite parents are culturally diverse, single or married and from all income levels. No experience is required; NVFS provides extensive training.

More Information

NVFS’ strong, caring support to its foster families includes:

  • Intensive training, certification, and continuing education opportunities
  • Careful child/parent matching
  • 24-hour support from professional social workers
  • Modest financial reimbursement
  • Help locating youth support services
  • Family activities and support groups

Our Stories - Foster Parents

Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

Foster care provides children with the safety and stability they need to create brighter futures. NVFS foster parents share what inspired them to become foster parents and what they enjoy most about working with NVFS.