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

No matter how much time or what skills you have to offer, we can use your help. From working directly with our kids to refurbishing our gardens or serving meals, there is a way for you to join our volunteers in improving lives at UMFS. Learn More >

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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 serve. We are grateful for this partnership.

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

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Support Children in Foster Care on #GivingTuesday

Donate Now

December 1 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. All Giving Tuesday donations will provide Christmas gifts to children in foster care and related programs at UMFS.

How can you help?

1. CLICK HERE to make your donation on December 1. All online donations on December 1 will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for children in foster care and related programs.

Want to make your gift now?
CLICK HERE and write “Christmas Fund” in the Additional Comments box on the donation form.

2. Mail a Check – Please send your donation to UMFS, Attn: Development Office, 3900 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230. Please write “Christmas Fund” on the memo line.

More Ways to Give

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