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Become a Foster Parent
Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

In Virginia, the need for supportive, nurturing foster homes is great.

At DePaul Community Resources, we are always looking for compassionate individuals who want to open their homes and hearts to children and teens in the foster care system. The need for compassionate individuals and safe, loving homes is great and growing, especially for children and teens of color, teenagers, sibling groups, and youth with a need for increased behavioral supports. Our foster parents come from all walks of life—married or single, young, middle-aged, or retired. What matters to us is that parents are willing, with our support, to create a healing environment with guidance, safety, and structure to the young people in their care.

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We offer informative online webinars that you can access in your own home or office.

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Call your local recruiter to learn more about the process of becoming a care provider for a child or teen who needs you.

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Spotlight Stories

Bridging Gaps and Removing Barriers

When 19-year-old Bijon discovered she was going to be a mom, she started to look at certain things differently. Before, walking and using public transportation was no issue, but she wanted to have her own reliable transportation when the baby came—a more dependable way to get to appointments, the grocery store, cosmetology school, and the […]

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A Long-Awaited Reunion

As Keith walks through the door at DePaul’s OPTIONS day support center in Lynchburg, he raises his face, closes his eyes, and holds his arms out wide. He smiles and sighs, saying, “Ahh…I missed this place.” After many months of missing each other, OPTIONS participants and staff members have reunited. “It feels good,” said Darrell, […]

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Leaning in With Love

The Leary house is full—full of kids, full of hope, full of love. There’s Melissa, Sam, Mia, Ellie, Willow, Emma, Ayiah, Summer, and a new foster child. They are a family of nine, whose relationships were formed by birth, adoption, and foster care. “More people, more love as long as we can meet everyone’s needs,” […]

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The Power of Hope

Hope feels free—free to grow, free to live, free to dream. “They let me do my own thing and don’t judge me, and they’re letting me find my own rhythm,” said Hope. Hope is 18 years old and describes herself as always wanting to help others, but not really knowing how to ask for help […]

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Being There No Matter What

A safe space to be independent, to be loved, and to belong. That’s what Teresa and Patricia work every day to provide for their son, Elijah. “I think he does know that he’s loved more than anything,” said Patricia. Elijah is 21 years old and has autism. He likes watching TV, walking at the local […]

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Never Giving Up

Virginia and Dale Craig came to DePaul seeking hope and a support system that would not give up on them. With five children, including two who were new to the family through adoption, Virginia and Dale were learning to navigate the challenges of a blended family. They were trying to find a sense of peace. […]

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