Adoption services are provided to children experiencing foster care who have a goal of adoption or to expectant parents who are considering placing their child for adoption. For persons in Greene County interested in adoption, please call 434-985-5246.
Foster Care Services
Foster care services are provided to children who have been entrusted to or placed in the custody of Social Services with the primary goal of reuniting the child with his/her natural family. The child's family is provided services to help resolve the problems which caused the child to enter Foster Care. If the goal of "Return Home" becomes unattainable, there is a need to achieve another permanent placement for the child through kinship placement with relatives or adoption. Services are provided to the child to meet his/her physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Independent Living services, programs and skills are provided to mature teens in Foster Care.
Foster Care Prevention & Family Preservation Program
Foster Care Prevention & Family Preservation Program's goal is to prevent the placement of children in substitute care, including foster care and residential home placement. The aim of Foster Care Prevention is to enhance the family's ability to create and maintain a healthy home environment that will reduce the total number of children entering foster care and shorten the stay of children in foster care. This is managed by providing intensive services to: (1) families in which child abuse or neglect has occurred; (2) families whose children are returned home from foster care; and (3) families who have children in need of services (CHINS). For more information about Foster Care Prevention Services, please call 434-985-5246.