The agencies below joined us for our 2014 Expo. Click on the agency name to visit its website. (Info for 2015 Expo agencies to be announced in 2015.)
America World Adoption (6723 Whittier Avenue, McLean, VA 22101 | 800.429.3369)
America World Adoption is a faith-based charitable organization with an established, well-respected reputation among adoption professionals, government agencies and foreign adoption authorities. We are committed to maintaining integrity throughout the adoption process and advocating for the fatherless while seeking to place them in loving Christian families. America World has international programs in more than 12 countries and has recently opened its domestic adoption program in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. America World provides birth mother counseling in its domestic adoption states. Aside from adoption, America World actively advocates for orphans through Welcoming Angels (hosting program), ACT (orphanage mission trips), the Isaiah 1:17 Fund (orphanage support) and Orphan’s Ticket Home program (providing airfare for older children to meet their parents for the first time). America World is Hague and COA accredited and a member of ECFA.
The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years. With 31 offices in 9 states it offers community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.
Bethany Christian Services (287 Independence Blvd #241, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | 757.499.9367)
We are a full service adoption agency. We offer domestic infant adoption, international adoption and foster care adoption. We provide training, home study assessments, matching assistance and post placement support and supervision.
Volunteer opportunities: We utilize volunteers who are able to assist with clerical work, fundraising activities and outreach activities.
We provide placement and support services to anyone impacted by adoption. Our Placement Program includes open infant domestic placements and working with older children in the VA foster care system. We do some international adoption but only offer home study and supervision services. Our Support Program offers a wide variety of supportive activities (groups, family events, respite care), case management, counseling, coaching, assessment and training). We are the Central VA site for the statewide Adoptive Family Preservation program funded by VDSS through UMFS.
Volunteer opportunities: We use volunteers for our Project REST respite program that meets monthly. We also use volunteers for assistance with office tasks, to work on our fundraising committees and for board membership.
Extra Special Parents (711 N. Courthouse Road, Richmond, VA 23236 | 804.714.1776)
Extra Special Parents (ESP) is a growing and innovative community based service agency with a focus on treatment foster care in Virginia. ESP serves the Commonwealth of Virginia through three regional offices and has recently expanded to the State of Indiana, providing support services to reduce out-of-home placements. ESP has been providing treatment foster care services to youth ages 0-21 since 2007. ESP works with foster families to create a stable living environment for youth and to provide for their treatment needs. ESP has a superior matching process in which families and youth are interviewed and evaluated before placement in order to ensure that the first placement with ESP is the youth’s last placement in foster care. ESP’s highly trained clinical specialists work with youth and families using child centered, family focused, strengths-based approach to ensure that the youth and the family’s needs are met. In addition to its treatment foster care program, ESP also provides therapeutic mentoring services, independent living skills training and psycho-educational groups for youth in foster care. ESP makes a lifelong commitment to the youth it serves, meaning that our staff are available to any past clients in their time of need.
Friends of TOUCH (4299 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072 | 757.879.0932)
Friends of TOUCH work in global orphan care and also provide trauma healing workshops and leadership training.
Genesis Counseling Center (2202 Executive Drive Suite C, Hampton, VA 23666 | 757.827.7707)
Genesis Counseling Center is a counseling and psychotherapy center in Hampton Roads, Virginia treating depression, anxiety, addiction and other psychological disorders. Working with adults, adolescents and children, we do individual, couples and family therapy and psychological testing. Some counselors are trained to use Prepare-Enrich for pre-adoption counseling services and screening.
Volunteer opportunities: Some opportunities are available for counseling practicums, interns and residents.
The focus of HRTN is orphan care and orphan sponsorship.
Volunteer Opportunities: child sponsorship and serving on the HRTN campuses in south Sudan.
Holcomb Law (501 Village Avenue, Suite 104, Yorktown, VA 23693 | 757.659.0900)
The attorneys at Holcomb Law have a passion for adoption and assisting families through the legal hurdles to maximize the joy and minimize the pain of the adoption process.
HopeWell Ministries (1213 Laskin Road Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 757.333.1548)
HopeWell Equipping & Counseling Center exists to help individuals, couples, families and churches navigate complex psychological and interpersonal issues through sound psychological practice and in light of the transforming power of the Gospel. HopeWell counselors operate across Hampton Roads from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. Melody Caton is one of several counselors at HopeWell and has training in evidence-based approaches to healing for adoptive and foster children and their families, as well as being a foster parent herself. She also worked as an older child adoption worker with Bethany Christian Services for four years before joining HopeWell in 2013.
Intercept Youth, Inc. (11961 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831 | 804.901.5241)
Intercept Youth provides several services to the community from Richmond, Roanoke, Tidewater and Stafford, Virginia offices. We offer a Life Bridge program that provides a continuum of comprehensive services such as foster care, counseling, mentoring, group homes, assessment, in-home counseling, mental health support and day treatment.
James City County Department of Social Services (5249 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 | 757.259.3125)
The James City County DSS as a public agency focuses on foster care and adoption.
Newsome-Bailey Project, Inc. (757.223.7371)
Holistic interventions for East End, Newport News, Virginia students.
Volunteer opportunities: After-school tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Hampton Roads.
Orphan Helpers (813 Forrest Drive, Ste A, Newport News, VA 23606 | 757.722.6940)
Orphan Helpers is a faith-based organization ministering to orphaned, abused and incarcerated children in government protective and detention facilities in El Salvador and Honduras. Through teachers hired in-country, we provide spiritual formation, mentoring, counseling, enrichment and vocational classes and libraries for the residents of 14 different facilities across El Salvador and Honduras.
Volunteer opportunities: Short term mission trips, volunteers for events (e.g. annual golf tournament, fall art silent auction) and office volunteers.
PREPARE/ENRICH (2660 Arthur St., Roseville, MN 55113 | 800.331.1661)
PREPARE/ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally to identify relationship strengths and issues. With content geared specifically for pre-adoptive couples, adoption agencies and professionals can integrate the PREPARE/ENRICH online inventory into the home study phase to gather objective information about the couple system as they help prepare couples for adoption.
Sarah’s Covenant Homes (6024 Clermont Highway, Clermont, GA 30527 | 949.466.4596)
Sarah’s Covenant Homes provides an Indian Orphan Home for children with special needs. We offer child sponsorships, sell bracelets made by our older girls and provide information on adopting our kids.
UMFS is a non-profit organization that specializes in working with youth between the ages of 11 to 17 years old. UMFS offers free PRIDE Training, foster care, foster care adoption and volunteer opportunities.
The Up Center (150 Boush St. Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23510 | 757.965.8649)
The Up Center’s focus is Therapeutic Foster Care and Foster-to-Adopt.
Virginia One Church, One Child, Inc. (1214 West Graham Road, Suite 2, Richmond, VA 23220 | 804.329.3420)
The focus of Virginia One Church, One Child is adoption recruitment, education and outreach, and pre and post placement support. We are Virginia’s Rapid Response Team for AdoptUSKids inquiries and coordinate and display the Virginia Heart Gallery for the Virginia Department of Social Services.
York-Poquoson Department of Social Services (301 Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, VA 23692 | 757.890.3943)
The Foster Care team at the York-Poquoson Department of Social Services is founded on the premise that all children have the right to physical care and educational and emotional nurturing. It is a program designed to provide a substitute family life experience for a child who has been temporarily removed from his/her birth family because of abuse and/or neglect. The primary goal of foster care is to reunite children with their birth families/previous caregivers. In situations when this cannot happen our team locates alternative and permanent placements for children. As such, our department initiates and monitors foster care placement for children of all ages, from birth to 18 years old, offers independent living services for children who “age-out” of foster care and conducts adoptions for children of all ages.