Have you, a family member or a friend ever thought about becoming a foster parent?
Now, more than ever, there is a need for foster families for children and teens in Virginia Beach.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or just want to learn more, attend one of the following free informational sessions at the Human Services Department, 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd., Rooms 123 and 124:
Sessions will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
· Tuesday, Feb. 13
· Wednesday, March 21
Sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. – noon
· Friday, Feb. 16
· Friday, March 23
To register for the information session please call (757) 385-3272.
Currently, Virginia Beach has 60 foster care homes, and more than 200 children ages newborn to 21 years old in foster care. Each month new children come into care due to abuse and neglect. With the help of supportive foster and adoptive parents these children can grow to be successful citizens, parents, employees and community leaders.
Virginia Beach Human Services Department wants to partner with adults who have faith in themselves and in children, who believe they can make a difference in a child’s life, who are willing to take a chance and who are willing to learn. Individuals or couples who are over age 21 and who can provide children structure and consistency, along with love and understanding, will be considered as potential foster parents.