The Up Center specializes in placing children and adolescents with varying needs in caring foster homes. We provide a safe, nurturing, teaching home environment for children at a time when they most need it. The Up Center strives to find the best matches possible between child and foster parent and provides ongoing care and support for both.
children for adoption
children with their birth family
Fostering a child offers numerous benefits to prospective parents including: creating a strong bond through a shared goal and experience within your own family, learning soft skills that are applicable to other areas of your life, such as patience, compassion, and empathy, making a positive contribution to your community and inspiring others, and providing a safe haven and support system for children who need it most. Fostering does offer monetary allowances for your service and to ensure the proper care of the child. Substantial tax credits are also provided for foster parents.
We are currently looking for adults—single, married, divorced, LGBTQIA+ —to provide a loving home to a foster child. Please take the short quiz below to determine your eligibility.
Location: 150 Boush St, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 965-8638
Fax: (757) 333-3274
Children who enter our Foster Care program often need clothing, diapers, formula, books, suitcases, etc. At The Up Center, we ensure that every child has access to NEW essential items purchased especially for them. To see a list of items frequently requested by families, including items for children, please visit our Amazon Wish List.
During the back to school season, many children need school supplies, backpacks, coats, shoes, etc. During the holidays, we purchase gifts, toys and books for children in our program and host an Annual Holiday Party. If you would like to help our team support foster children in our care, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation to The Up Center here.