Get Involved

Join our Champions and become
a FOSTER or ADOPTIVE parent

UMFS brings children, teens, and parents together to form foster and adoptive families. We have the resources to support you in providing a loving and stable home for a child or teen.

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Volunteer

Volunteers are a vital part of the UMFS community.

Last year volunteers supported the families at UMFS by bringing them meals in times of crisis. Volunteers brought joy to the children at UMFS by providing supplies to celebrate birthdays. Volunteers provided outdoor games and support for our school field day, and they purchased books and goodies to welcome students back to the classroom. And so much more….

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Join the UMFS volunteer team

Church Relations

The relationship between the United Methodist Church and UMFS goes back to the very beginning, when UMFS was founded in 1900 as the Virginia Conference Orphanage of the Methodist Church. Although we are no longer a formal part of the United Methodist Church, UMFS continues to be a ministry of the church.

We deeply value our longstanding collaboration with churches across Virginia, both United Methodist churches and churches from other denominations. Local churches provide passionate volunteers, dedicated foster families, much needed prayers, and critical donations to support the high-risk children and families we at UMFS. We are grateful for this partnership.

Click below to learn about the ways your church can partner with UMFS.

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You Can Make a Difference Today

Donate Now

Your donation provides critical support for children in foster care, adoptive families, children struggling with mental health challenges, and provides specialized education for children struggling with behavioral and developmental challenges.

1. Donate today – CLICK HERE to make your donation online with a credit or debit card, or with direct bank debit.

2. Become a monthly sustainerCLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation online with a credit or debit card, or with direct bank debit.

3. Mail a Check – Please send your donation to UMFS, Attn: Development Office, 3900 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230.

More Ways to Give

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