KidsPeace is thrilled to announce steps we have taken toward placing more children in permanent, loving homes.
Virginia Foster Care and Community Programs had its first adoptive placement -- a boy from Texas -- in our Richmond, Va., office in October. We are providing services until his adoption is finalized in the next six months. We have also submitted a proposal to the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) in Washington D.C. to facilitate adoptions for children in the custody of CFSA with families who reside in Northern Virginia. We are anxiously waiting to hear if we will be one of the agencies selected to do this work.
We have had five adoptions in Washington D.C. so far this year, and several more are pending in the next six months. We are especially thrilled to report that two of our youth who had been in foster care for more than 15 years have been adopted together by a family in Virginia.
We received our Maryland adoption license in the spring and passed our first licensing visit from the state's DHR on Nov. 29 with no citations. We have two adoptive families who have been selected to take a child from North Carolina and a toddler from Delaware. Once the out-of-state counties sign the contracts and interstate adoption is approved, we will be able to place both of these children with their new families.
Are you thinking of bringing a child into your family, or do you know of a child who needs a home? Find out more about our adoption services.