Foster a Child

Fostering Love.

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

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

Attend a free, no-obligation Information Session near you. Refreshments provided. Contact us today.


Sunday, June 05, 2016, 2:00pm  Community Church, 1935 Joliff Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23321

Thursday, June 09, 2016, 12:00pm 150 Boush Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, June 09, 2016, 6:00pm 150 Boush Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23510

Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:00pm Community Church, 1935 Joliff Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00pm Main Street Library, 110 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30pm Virginia Beach Library, Libris Room, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Online Form

Click here to review a sample of what you’ll receive at an Information Session.

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

Do YOU have what it takes to be a foster parent?

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

If you answered YES to all of these questions, then contact us today!

Online Form

Foster Care & Adoption Services Staff

To refer a child:

Heather Wilson
Intake Coordinator
(757) 965-8668

To become a foster parent:

Heather Watkins
Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
(757) 965-8649

Uplift Lives

    Also designate your United Way contribution to The Up Center

    CVC #05017

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