Foster Care Alexandria, VA

UMFS is proud to serve the ever bustling Northern Virginia area and cities like Alexandria, Arlington, and Winchester as well as Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, and Frederick counties. UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.

Services In Alexandria

UMFS is known for our treatment foster care and adoption services and we provide a continuum of care to Alexandria and other Northern Virginia children, families, and the surrounding community such as:

If you have any questions about the services we offer or would like to speak with a staff member please contact us.

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Our UMFS Office in Alexandria

Northern Virginia Office
35400 Shawnee Road, Suite 303
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: (703) 941-9800
Fax: (703) 970-0621
Email: nova@umfs.org
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm* Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Our Northern Virginia office, located a few minutes from the beltway in Alexandria, serves the whole of Northern Virginia including:

  • Alexandria
  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • and their surrounding communities.

More About Our Services

Treatment Foster Care
As opposed to simply “Foster Care” children in treatment foster care have experienced multiple moves or have emotional trauma. This is where UMFS shines in our ability to pair a child with the right family and also offer parents 24/7 on call support, local support groups, and individual strategies for each child in foster care. The choice to become a foster parent is one of the most fulfilling and impactful decisions you can make to improve the lives of foster children and teens.

Attend an info session today and learn more about what it means to become a foster parent.

Adoption Services
UMFS offers a helping hand throughout the entire adoption process and ensures that children and youth are placed in families with the utmost care and support. During the adoption process we strive to maintain healthy attachments between parents and children and offer support services like parenting classes and workshops and support groups for adoption.

Intensive Care Coordination
Our intensive care coordination program is a highly individualized, family-driven facilitation process. that to supports children up to age 21 who are currently in or at risk of being in, an out-of-home placement. Families identify their needs, select the professionals they want on their team and lead all treatment decisions. A  single integrated Plan of Care is developed at monthly team meetings.and the facilitation process continues until the team’s goals are accomplished.

Family Support Partners
UMFS is proud to be a provider of Family Support Partners, parents who’ve experienced first hand what it’s like to have a child struggling with mental, emotional or behavioral challenges. Family support partners provide emotional support, advocacy, education, to available services and help families express their voice and choice.

Becoming a foster parent in Alexandria, VA!

With over 5,000 children in foster care in Virginia, we always need foster parents. In order to become a licensed foster parent in Virginia, there are various qualifications and requirements to start the process. Click below to learn more about the process, training, support, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Foster Care

Who are the children that I would foster? The children in foster care represent all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. They are frequently part of a sibling group or teens.

What happens when the child is unable to return home? When a child is unable to return home, a plan is developed to provide permanency for him.

Can I adopt a child through the foster system? Yes, in Virginia, 60% of foster youth are adopted by their foster parents.

I’m single. Am I able to be a foster parent? Yes, more than 100,000 single persons across the nation are foster parents.

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See What Others Say About Working with UMFS

“We chose UMFS as our agency because they offer so many ways to support youth in foster care.  From group homes to schools, fostering to adoption, community outreach to political action, they are fully immersed in helping children.  The agency workers are responsive and knowledgeable and the agency provides consistent training. Can’t recommend UMFS enough!”

★★★★★ – Allison Spears

“UMFS offers a first class experience in working with the foster care system. They provide excellent training, support, and trauma informed care to work with children who need therapeutic foster care homes. They go above and beyond when you are faced with crisis and are available 24/7 to help. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

★★★★★ – LeAnne Carr
Learn more about becoming a foster parent and get in touch with UMFS today!

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