- Smith Mt. Lake, W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center
June 21-23, 2013
- Camp Highroads-Middleburg, VA
July 26-28, 2013
- Camp Airfield-Wakefield, VA
August 23-25, 2013
Events of Interest
National Foster Parent Association Annual Conference
June 5, 2013
Camp FACES: The Amazing Race to Family! at Smith Mt. Lake
June 21, 2013
Family to Family Mentors
Resource Parenting Guides
for New Caregivers
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Lean on Me
Adoption is a lifelong process for providing a permanent loving and safe home to a child in need. As part of this process, it is critical for adoptive families to have access to pre- and post-placement support that strengthens their families, and enables them to handle the challenges of adoptive parenting.
The road traveled by adoptive families is often complicated and full of surprises. Negotiating the path is not always clear, and frequently seems uncharted. Families find themselves wanting answers and sometimes not knowing the questions to ask. Many adoptive families face a daunting variety of physical and emotional special needs, and frequently don't know where to turn.
FACES offers help to adoptive families to identify support and resources to meet these challenges.
Children Available for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
This organization has may resources for informing families about adoption and the adoption process. Check out these great publication on adoption subsidies!
UMFS offers a Network for Adoption Preservation Services
Even when an adoption is finalized, many families and children need continued counseling, assessment, support, and referral advice. UMFS offers services that can be key to preserving the adoptive family in the months or even years that follow an adoption.
Any adoptive family in Virginia, regardless of the origin of the adoption, can participate in the AFP program. Families can access the program through a toll-free phone number and are referred to the closest site geographically. Services provided include case management, counseling, crisis intervention, parent support groups and children.
Contact this program for a referral by calling 866-558-3533.