Foster Care in Stafford, VA
Here at UMFS it is our goal to empower every child to realize their potential with our comprehensive array of programs. We strive to help at-risk children overcome their circumstances to succeed whether it be at our main campus in Richmond or all across Virginia.
UMFS is known for our treatment foster care and adoption services and we provide a continuum of care to children and families in Stafford and the surrounding community, such as:
- Treatment Foster Care
- Adoptive Family Preservation
- Project Life
- Intensive Care Coordination
- Family Support Partners
- Family Care Services
If you have any questions about the services we offer or would like to speak with a staff member please contact us.
Our Nearest UMFS Office to Stafford
1320 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401Phone: 540-898-1773
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm*, Sat & Sun: CLOSED
*In addition to our normal business hours, our Treatment Foster Care staff are available and on-call 24/7 outside of normal business hours.
The Fredericksburg location of UMFS is located in the heart of the Central Park shopping center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This location serves the counties of:
- Fredericksburg City
- and King George.
Services we Offer in Stafford, VA
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 parents 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.
UMFS offers a helping hand throughout the 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 ensure healthy attachments between parents and children and offer support services like parenting classes and workshops, support groups for adoption, and adoption counseling.
Intensive Care Coordination
Our intensive care coordination program is a highly individualized, family-driven facilitation process. that 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. 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, access to available services and help families xpress their voice and choice.
Becoming a foster parent in Stafford, 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!
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.
See What Others Say About Working with UMFS
“This agency is very positive and care about their resource parents and children. Services that you need for your foster child they have referrals to help and assist you. UMFS is there when you need them.”
★★★★★ – LaToya Smith
“Working for UMFS for the last 5 years has been a wonderful and inspiring experience. I’ve witnessed so many incredible stories of empowerment, support and healing. It’s an honor to support the work of talented and passionate social workers, youth counselors, teachers, therapists, parent support partners, trainers, mentors, tutors, and foster/adoptive parents who relentlessly pursue solutions for children and families in need of assistance.”
★★★★★ – Katie Moore
Learn more about becoming a foster parent and get in touch with UMFS today!