Adoption Services

UMFS has the expertise to SEE beyond the trouble to the CHAMPION within.

Adoption is a lifelong experience that can bring joys and also frustrations. Children adopted from the foster care system – as well as many children adopted privately or internationally – face a daunting variety of special emotional needs. For parents who struggle with the unique challenges of being adoptive parents, UMFS is here to help.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Rosemary Liberti at 804.353.4461 x1447 or rliberti@umfs.org

Competent adoption social workers, therapists and adoptive parent liaisons build on the strengths of the child and family to provide healthy attachments. We can attend school or service provider meetings, provide curriculum with behavior tips, find community resources, respond to a crisis or lend an empathetic ear.

Adoptive Family Preservation (AFP)

UMFS Adoptive Family Preservation empowers young champions, no matter where or when they were adopted. As long as the family lives in Virginia they can get free services, including:

  • Information and referrals
  • Parenting classes and workshops
  • Support groups
  • Adoption counseling
  • Attachment therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • School and service coordination
  • Advocacy

Interested in Post-Adoption Services?

 

3,900 Families

In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services and our partner agencies, we have served more than 3,900 families in 15 years.

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Central Region

24/7 Referral & Crisis Hotline
804.228.6086 (answering service)

Partner Organizations

C2Adopt
Jennifer L. Surratt, LCSW
Director of Programs
jsurratt@c2adopt.org
804-354-1881 office
804-928-9399 work cell phone

Children’s Home Society

Sara VanderPloeg, LCSW
Post Adoption Program Manager
sara@chsva.org
(804) 353-0191 ext. 200.
(804) 301-4430 work cell phone

Eastern Region

24/7 Referral & Crisis Hotline
757.647.4929

Partner Organizations

Catholic Charities
Rebekah Hall, MSW
Director of Adoption & Child Welfare
rhall@cceva.org
757-533-5217 ext. 1019

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