Adoption services provide help for children released by the courts to become a permanent member of an adoptive family. This includes conducting adoptive home studies and reviewing registries of families studied and approved for adoption.

Virginia's Adoption Program works to promote adoption awareness and is committed to achieving adoption for children who have been legally freed for adoption.

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Special Needs Children

A select group of these children in the Foster Care system are called "special needs children". These children may meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Six years of age or older
  • Member of a minority or biracial group
  • Have a hereditary problem or a birth injury
  • A sibling group
  • Have a physical or mental condition


Monthly adoption subsidies may be available to assist with the expenses of rearing a special needs child, including Medicaid, until they reach the age of 18.

Adoptive Parent Qualifications

We also provide services to expectant parents who are considering placing their child for adoption.

You do not have to be rich, married, under 40, highly educated, or own your own home to adopt. If you have patience, perseverance, a good sense of humor, a talent for keeping life's stresses and challenges in perspective, and the ability to love unconditionally, then you are a great candidate to be an adoptive parent.


For more information call 434-799-6540 or take a look at our brochure (PDF).