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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?

Give us a call at 540-665-5688x157 or contact us to register for an upcoming event. 

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.

The next online information session is on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 pm. 

Community Conversations:

Have you ever thought about how you could support a teen in foster care? Whether through foster parenting, respite, or mentorship, we have an opportunity for you! Join CFW on Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 pm for a virtual information session specific to meeting the needs of teens in foster care. We will be joined by a foster care worker to talk about the Independent Living Program and Amber Cooper from Project Belong to talk about an upcoming mentorship program. Join us to learn more about local opportunities specific to teens!

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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