Foster a Child

Fostering Love.

Throughout Hampton Roads, thousands of individuals and families have chosen to foster or adopt a child in need… Won’t you join them?


Foster Care at The Up Center

The Up Center’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Foster-to-Adopt programs serve a diverse group of children, ranging in age from birth to age 21. During your foster parenting experience, a wealth of support services is provided, as well as countless benefits of fostering a child.

Foster Parents Are Everyday Heroes.

Single or married, young or old–they provide shelter, support, and healing to children in desperate need of stability. In addition to making a difference in the life of a child, when you foster through The Up Center, you receive:

  • Free training
  • 24/7 Support (including on-call emergency and crisis assistance)
  • Reimbursement
  • Recognition
  • Vacation days

Attend an free, no-obligation Information Session. Contact us today.

To become a foster parent with The Up Center, you:

  • Can be single, married, or divorced.
  • Are at least 25 years old.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Either rent or own your own home.
  • Can be a working or stay-at-home parent, or retired.
  • Have a stable form of income (no government assistance).
  • Will have to clear background checks.
  • Commit to attending all training sessions.

Over 1,000 kids are living in foster care in Hampton Roads. Share your love and home.

Attend an information session, contact us today.

L&A

“I knew as soon as he came to my home I wanted to adopt him.”

- Leola B., Adoptive Parent to Alyjah

Foster Care & Adoption Services Staff

To refer a child:

Heather Wilson

Intake Coordinator
heather.wilson@theupcenter.org
(757) 965-8668
To become a foster parent:

Heather Watkins

Outreach & Recruitment Specialist
heather.watkins@theupcenter.org
(757) 965-8649

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