Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent! If you have been interested but not sure how to start, this post will help you in those first steps of connecting with the local resources that identify, train, and support foster parents in Hampton Roads.
Individuals and families interested in providing foster care will receive extensive training and support, as well as undergo a home study and background checks.
Your local Department of Human Services is one place to start for local information on becoming a foster parent. There are also numerous private Foster Care Agencies in Virginia (see the bottom of the page) that provide training and support for foster parents and youth.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Chesapeake, VA:
Becoming a Foster Parent in Hampton, VA:
Contact the local Department of Human Services at 757-727-1800.
Hampton also has a program for individuals over age 55 who are interesting in becoming a Volunteer Foster Grandparent.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Newport News, VA:
Learn more about Foster Care in Newport News on this link.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Norfolk, VA:
Becoming a Foster Parent in Portsmouth, VA:
Contact the local Department of Human Services through this online form.
Learn more about Foster Care in Portsmouth on this link.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Suffolk, VA:
Learn more about Foster Care in Suffolk on this link.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Virginia Beach, VA:
Learn more about Foster Care in Virginia Beach on this link.
Becoming a Foster Parent in Virginia:
If you live in another area of Virginia and are looking for information on becoming a foster parent please Click HERE.
Becoming a Foster Parent in North Carolina:
Private Foster Care Agencies in Hampton Roads licensed to place foster youth in the state of Virginia (per the Virginia DSS website)
These local agencies list Foster Care or Therapeutic Foster Care Services on their websites:
Are you a current or former foster parent? Please comment below with tips and advice for potential foster parents!