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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
FOSTER PARENT IN VIRGINIA?

Do you qualify? Find out below  or give us a call:
1-844-987-KIDS
1-844-987-5437

Intercept Health TFC is licensed to provide treatment foster care services in the state of Virginia. All Intercept foster care parents must reside in the state of Virginia.

WHY FOSTER FAMILIES
LOVE LIFE

Being a foster family allows us to explore the unknown together. It has improved our marriage and our family. We are able to give so much love and hope to children who need it. I am so grateful we opened up our home.

Family dinners are more complete since we opened our home to foster children. Our family has grown closer and stronger.

My foster parents make me laugh when I am scared. Then I forget why I was even scared.

My foster sister has become so much more to me than a sister - she is my best friend. It's amazing to have someone in the next room that really gets me.

Mother and Son relaxing together
DID YOU KNOW?
5,062

Number of children currently in foster care in Virginia

14%

Of Virginia Children will spend 3-4 years in foster care

20

Number of months on average children in Virginia spend in foster care.

FAQ

STEPS TO BECOMe 

A FOSTER PAREnt

TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT YOU​
  • Can be married, single, widowed or divorced

  • Must be over 21 years old

  • Have a monthly income that is enough to pay monthly expenses

  • Pass background checks:  criminal history, child protective services, and driving record

  • Need to have a physical exam and TB test or screening that shows that each household member is healthy and free of communicable diseases

 
THE APPROVAL PROCESS INVOLVES 
  • An orientation session that is scheduled at your convenience

  • Pressley Ridge Training that gives you the knowledge and skills to parent foster children 

  • Home visits to make sure the home meets licensure standards

  • A meeting at an Intercept office to introduce foster parents to Treatment Foster Care staff and review paperwork requirements.

  • Completing the Intent to Foster Assessment to tell us about your preferences about age, gender, race/ethnicity as well as what needs or behaviors you could work with

 
AFTER APPROVAL, WE SUPPORT YOU BY
  • Matching placements with your preferences and abilities

  • Maintaining low caseloads so our workers can make frequent contact with foster parents and provide assistance as needed

  • Offering 24/7 on call support

  • Arranging respite on an emergency or planned basis

  • Paying foster parents a monthly reimbursement that is based on the child’s age as well as the child’s needs and  behaviors.  This is not income and is not reported on your taxes.

  • Providing monthly foster parent training.  This is a great opportunity to meet other foster parents and gain additional information about foster parenting.

  • Intercept Health's LifeBridge Continuum of Care connects parents to additional support services. 

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INTERCEPT HEALTH TFC 
OFFICE LOCATIONS
Virginia Map of Intercept Health TFC Locations

Click on location for more information.

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