This program is a cooperative program comprised of the four Northern Neck counties and Essex County. Northumberland County Department of Social Services is the administrative agent for the program.
The purpose of the Northern Neck Foster Parent Program is to recruit, train, support and coordinate foster parents to Serve the five participating counties.
All children grow and thrive best when they are with a family. However there are times when a child's biological family is unable to provide them with a safe environment. You, as a Foster Parent, can make an incredible difference by providing a safe and caring home for this child in need of foster care.
The role of a Foster Parent is to:
To learn more about becoming a Foster Parent, click on the Application Process.
Did you know..??
Virginia Youth in Foster Care:
As of 1/1/2013
Age < 1 177
Age 1 - 5 1,079
Age 6 - 9 681
Age 10 - 12 535
Age 13 - 15 852
Age 16 - 17 978
Total Youth in Foster Care 4,302