You are here: Home Human Services Social Services Child Welfare Foster Care - Department of Social Services
Online Services
Web Site Feedback

Please use this link to submit your comments or questions about our web site.

Submit Web Site Feedback
 
Document Actions

Foster Care - Department of Social Services

Information on Foster Care Services

Foster Care Logo

    • Children are placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect as determined by the juvenile court. 
    • Foster Care is intended to be a temporary out of home placement while families get the services they need to ensure their children will be safe. 
    • If, after a period of time mandated under the Adoptions and Safe Families Act, children cannot be safely reunited with their parents or other relatives, a more permanent arrangement may have to be made.
    • This can include an Independent Living goal for a child over the age of 16 or adoption. Social workers are assigned to work with children and their families to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • Children in foster care are placed in local and State licensed resource parent (foster and adoptive) homes, group homes or residential facilities depending on the needs of the child.
    • Children can remain in foster care until their 21st birthday depending on their special needs and educational attainment.
Translate this Site
One City Marathon

Newport News One City Marathon coming March 15, 2015

Connect with Us
Contact Social Services
Main Office – Rouse Tower
Rouse Tower

6060 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: (757) 926-6300
Fax: (757) 926-6118

Denbigh Satellite Office
Denbigh

368 Deshazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
Phone: (757) 369-3160
Fax: (757) 369-3186

 

Powered by Plone CMS, the Open Source Content Management System

This site conforms to the following standards: