Foster Care & Adoption
Helping FOSTER and ADOPTIVE FAMILIES soar!
Social workers and other professionals rely on UMFS as a resource. They readily refer kids to us for placement with a specially-trained foster family. We are distinguished from other agencies by our passionate staff, customized support services, our accessibility, and our unwavering support for families.
Treatment Foster Care
UMFS offers extensive training and comprehensive support for foster families caring for high-risk children and teenagers. Typically older, these children are having the hardest time because of past trauma or abuse, are part of a sibling group; or have specific behavioral, medical or other needs. Our exceptional network of services and 24/7 resources provide families the ‘village’ to assist them every step of the way.
Through our Adoptive Family Preservation program, we offer free counseling, advocacy, support groups, crisis intervention and education to any family living in Virginia with an adopted child, regardless of which agency did the adoption or where the adoption took place.
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Focusing on Empowerment.
In partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services, we help older children and teens transition out of foster care by planning for adult life and permanency. Project LIFE collaborates with local departments of social services to provide support, training and technical assistance to prepare teens for their future success.Visit vaprojectlife.org