Who are Virginia's foster parents? They are your neighbor, your minister, the bus driver, the soccer coach. They are parents who face the same challenges as typical families in raising their children--setting limits, providing supervision, addressing behavior challenges, coping with educational needs and learning obstacles, etc.
Locating services, finding support, and accessing resources is often a maze for even the most experienced, most educated, and most driven parent. Add to that the additional challenges of coping with a lack of history of the child, missing or lost medical records, working with multiple public service agencies, multiple service providers, birth families, specialized physicians, therapists, school systems, and legal systems...the task of providing care can be daunting.