Foster Care & Adoption

Foster to Adopt Program

The Fredericksburg Resource Families Foster to Adopt program is based on a concurrent planning model. Concurrent planning involves resource families committing to reunification of the child(ren) to the biological family, while also committing to adopt the child(ren) if reunification cannot occur. For more information, contact Beajor Stoddart-Johnson at (540) 372-1032, extension 241.

More Resources

Multiple links to additional resources.

Requirements to Foster

In addition to the 15 hour pre-service training, there is also a checklist of required information for the licensure of all prospective foster/adoptive parents and 16 hours of online training.

Resource Families

Foster care is temporary substitute care arranged for children who are separated from their families due to abuse and/or neglect. Through the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services, Fredericksburg Resource Families offers a Foster to Adopt program if children are unable to return home.

Why Foster?

To improve the quality of life for a child, To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with the goal of returning a child to the family and to help a child become a productive adult, and more.