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 need. Our foster parents come from all walks of life—married or single, young, middle-aged, or retired. What matters to us is that parents can provide guidance, safety, and structure to the young people in their care.

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We offer information meetings in our local Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke offices, as well as interactive online webinars that you can attend from anywhere.

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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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Foster Resources

KinGAP: Helping Kids Come Home

Mary never imagined she would be a mom again after her two biological children grew up. She was content with her life. Those expectations were shattered when tragedy led her nephew Ben to her doorstep. Mary’s mom passed away, leaving pain and uncertainty in her wake. Before her death, Mary’s mom had been helping Mary’s […]

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Fostering: A Family Tradition

For Libby Edwards, being a foster parent runs in the family. When Libby was a child, her mother provided foster care through DePaul Community Resources and adopted a young girl who would become Libby’s sister. From an early age, Libby observed and learned about the foster care experience firsthand, and would later dedicate herself to […]

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Connecting at Camp

Five-year-old Blaine Rogers is smiling ear to ear as he lowers his fishing pole into the water at Smith Mountain Lake. He’s hoping for a big fish, and his parents are just hoping that smile is part of a memory that lasts forever. Blaine is one of many kids attending DePaul’s Family Camp at the […]

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Making a “Unique” Impact

Once a month, a group of people from all walks of life, with different developmental disabilities, meet to make a difference. It’s called the We Are Unique club. It began about 7 years ago when Cathy Wilson, a sponsored residential provider with DePaul, noticed a lack of volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities, like Lisa, […]

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Keeping the Faith in Foster Care

In the world of foster care, some people feel called to open their homes to children in need. Jeff and Delrena Johnson are one of the couples who have answered that call. They explain that their faith led them to pursue fostering because of the need they saw in their own community and their desire […]

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A Foster Child’s Journey

Chapter 6 I never had a desire to search for or find my biological parents. But when my granddaddy passed away, I wanted to go to his funeral in support of my granny (my maternal grandparents). This would mean seeing my biological mom for the first time in about 18 years. Neither of my sisters […]

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