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 build healthy relationships between the child and his or her biological parents. As a result, these strong support networks help ensure that foster children are able to create healthy and successful futures for themselves, and find permanent homes to grow up in.

NVFS provides both therapeutic foster care and respite care programs.

Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?

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. See upcoming training dates here.

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Interested in Adoption?

NVFS also provides adoption home studies for children already in NVFS Foster Care. NVFS also contracts to provide adoption home studies and pre-adoption finalization case management services for children available for adoption from foster care agencies in Virginia as well as other states.

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

Resources for Certified Parents

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.