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.

Attend an Information Session

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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Become a Foster Parent — Contact Our Staff Today

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

News & Events

Spotlight Stories

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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News & Events

Fixing the foster care crisis in Rockbridge County

DePaul Community Resources is helping Rockbridge County address a foster care crisis. The Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services currently has 50 children in foster care, and not nearly enough local foster parents with whom they can place the children. Due to the lack of foster parents, children are being placed across the state in […]

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Fully on Board

Todd Selkirk, current board member and former employee of DePaul Community Resources, has a “why” that has been developing his whole life. Todd’s father grew up in an orphanage, and though he never spoke much about it to Todd, learning about his father’s experience affected him greatly. “My father’s forever family started when he married […]

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Answering the Call

When James and Charlotte McClaugherty decided to give back to the community by becoming foster parents in 1990, they could not have imagined that their mission would span across 28 years. After spending the first six years of their marriage without children, the couple adopted the oldest two of their three children from the foster […]

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Growing With Our Community

At the heart of DePaul Community Resources is the belief that new things are possible when you belong. In that spirit, DePaul opened a new OPTIONS (Opening People to Individual Opportunities in a Network of Support) Day Support Center at the main Roanoke office located on Hollins Road. Notably, the catalyst for the renovation was […]

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