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Foster care is families helping families.

Although foster care is temporary, its impact on children, their families, and you will last a lifetime. The primary goal of most children and youth that enter foster care is reunification with their families. This process can take time to ensure that the needs of the children and family are met. Local families that step up to meet the needs of local children in foster care and their families are a vital component of our work. When you become a resource foster parent through CFW, you allow a child to maintain local community connections while building positive new ones. When you provide a safe and stable home, you’ll see the child begin to learn, trust, and grow in extraordinary ways.

We’re here to help at every step

Here at Foster Families of Clarke, Frederick, and Winchester (CFW), we’re ready to answer all your questions and assist you at all stages of the foster care process.

Eligibility: We welcome all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability or family status.

Costs: CFW’s approval process is free.

Ready to get in touch?

We have several options for you to get in touch with us:

You can call 540-665-5688 x185 or contact us to register for an upcoming online session. Or, use the QR code below or click here to start the process or get more information.

Attend an information session

Information sessions are conducted online monthly. The information session highlights the foster care needs of our community, the approval process, and how you can support the local foster care system. There is an opportunity to respond to any questions you may have or give you additional information. If you are interested in attending an information session, please contact us to register.

Check our Calendar or Facebook page for the date and time of the next Info Session. Email Cindy Avvenire at to register. 


Ready to take the next step?

If you have attended an information session, please complete this form and submit.

Initial Home Visit Request Form (completed forms can be submitted here.) 

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