Welcome to Adoption Network’s Richmond, Virginia resources page. Here you will find information relevant to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy, hoping to adopt a baby, or trying to find the perfect family for their baby around Richmond. This guide provides home study resources, adoption agencies, foster care resources, legal information, and hospitals in Richmond, Virginia.

Additional information can be found on our Virginia State page.

Completing the Home Study in Richmond

For adoptive parents, a home study is required. This process helps ensure that every baby placed for adoption finds the right home.

To get started, or just to gather more information, visit our home study page or contact a home study provider in your area:

Near Chesapeake:

  • Adoptions from the Heart
  • (804) 218-2569
  • Online/Phone only (physical office in Chesapeake)
  • “Adoptions From The Heart has facilitated over 6,000 successful adoptions since its founding in 1985. With compassion, care, and personalized attention, our mission has never wavered from providing prospective adoptive parents, pregnant women, and children the highest quality, most comprehensive adoption services.”

In Virginia:

  • Loving Families
  • 703-370-7140
  • 12106 Mountain Road Lovettsville, VA 20180
  • “Adoption Home Studies by Loving Families is a small child-placing agency offering affordable, personalized services, adapting assistance and advice to meet your family's needs.”
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
  • 757-456-2366
  • 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd A, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • “Catholic Charities offers programs and services for those who are considering adoption.”
  • Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
  • 703-352-4806
  • 1934 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 350 Tysons Corner, VA 22182
  • “Cradle of Hope provides home study services to Maryland, Virginia, and DC families for both domestic and international adoptions for families adopting through our placement programs as well as families adopting through other agencies and attorneys. If you need a homestudy, we can help.”

Richmond Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

When you are ready to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to receive the services and support you need to complete the adoption. Visit our website for guidance and professional aid. Some adoptive families and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption agencies have locations in Richmond and can ensure that you meet all Virginia requirements as you move through the adoption process:

  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia
  • 804-353-0191
  • 4200 Fitzhugh Ave Richmond, VA 23230-3829
  • “Children’s Home Society of Virginia is a full-service, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency, and one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since our charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1900, CHS has been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home.”
  • Jewish Family Service of Tidewater
  • (757) 321-2222
  • 5000 Corporate Woods Dr #400, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • “Jewish Family Service (JFS) will provide a full spectrum of services to meet the health, education and welfare needs of Jewish families and individuals in Hampton Roads. Jewish Family Service will be the service agency of choice for all members of the Jewish community. JFS services will be of the highest quality and developed within the context of our Jewish identity, cultural awareness and education.”
  • C2Adopt
  • (804) 354-1881
  • 8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101 Henrico, Virginia 23229
  • “C2Adopt (formerly coordinators2inc) was founded in 1988 by two women who were frustrated with a cumbersome system that failed to prepare children adequately for adoption and in which children lingered for years waiting to be adopted. Since that time, hundreds of older waiting children with special needs have found permanent families through the efforts of C2Adopt.”

Become a Foster Parent in Richmond

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Richmond, contact any of the following regional agencies.

  • Social Services-Foster Care
  • (804) 786-0000
  • 730 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219 and 801 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219
  • “The temporary and complex nature of foster care places special demands on foster parents. They are asked to take someone else's child into their home, care for the child and treat the child as a member of their family. The Foster Care Program provides the necessary support and training to enable foster parents to provide daily care and supervision for the child in care.”
  • Up Center
  • 757-354-3819
  • 150 Boush Street, Ste. 500 Norfolk, Virginia 23510
  • “When we were founded, we ran an orphanage for abandoned children, provided coal to poor families to heat their homes, and gave shoes to children so they could walk to school. Over the years we have evolved. We no longer run an orphanage, but we’re providing foster care and adoption services for children and many other programs. Today, we help over 10,000 people in Hampton Roads each year.”
  • United Methodist Family Services
  • 855-367-8637
  • 11 locations in VA, see addresses here.
  • “UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential.”
  • KidsPeace Foster Care in Richmond, VA
  • (804) 745-2153
  • 7631 Hull Street Rd., 2nd floor, Richmond, VA 23235
  • “At KidsPeace, we believe the first placement is the best placement, which is why we take such care to match children with foster families who are best able to meet their needs. There are different levels of care in many of our KidsPeace locations, and varying lengths of stay for different placement situations.”

Hospitals in Richmond

Adoptive parents and expectant mothers must create a hospital plan to ensure that the desires and rights of all parties are respected. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

  • VCU Health
  • 804-828-5021
  • 1250 East Marshall Street Richmond, VA 23298

Legal Considerations

Read up on adoption laws and regulations within both the United States and Virginia. Visit the Adoption Network Resource Center to learn more and connect with legal professionals. You may also visit Virginia Adoption Laws for more information.

Contact your local courthouse below for additional help.

Local Attractions

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