Join us in celebrating our adoptive families and all those who support them!
Video - Isabella's Adoption Story
The Department of Family Services’ Foster Care & Adoption Program offers temporary homes and services for nearly 200 children. When a child can’t return home safely, we look for relatives to care for that child. But if relatives are unable to fill in the gap, we seek a permanent home through adoption. Isabella’s story is one of those happy adoption stories.
There are currently 200 Fairfax County children in foster care. The Foster Care and Adoption Program offers temporary foster homes for these children and services to help their families. When a child cannot return home safely, we look for relatives who want to care for the child, and are legally eligible to do so. Sometimes, however, a relative can’t be identified or is unable to care for the child. For these children, we seek a permanent home through adoption.
Fairfax County is sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month.
Oct. 24 - County Conversation Podcast
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, County Conversation host Jim Person talked with Hannah Park, a Foster Care & Adoption specialist with the Department of Family Services. Listen to their conversation to learn about adoption and Gotcha Day!
On Saturday, Nov. 3, we celebrated Fairfax County’s adoptive families and all those who support them! There was a formal adoption ceremony and inspiring words by youth advocate La Tika Smith-Jeffrey, followed by fun, food and games.
Nov. 20 - Proclamation
On Tuesday, Nov. 20 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Nov. Adoption Awareness Month.
Adoption Fun Facts
Between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct. 9, 2018, 35 adoptions were finalized in Fairfax County.