Department of Family Services - Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

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November is Adoption Awareness Month

2019 Adoption Awareness Month banner

Join us in celebrating our adoptive families and all those who support them! Interested in adoption? Learn more about the Foster Care & Adoption program.

A Temporary Home Becomes a Permanent Family

Meet Christa, Isabella, Daniel and Tori who became a permanent family through adoption this year. As foster parent to Tori from birth, Christa was ready to adopt the three siblings when it became clear that they would not be able to return home from foster care. Check out the video to learn how we help connect children with forever families through adoption.

ChristianMeet some of the wonderful children awaiting adoption through the Department of Family Services. Most of these children are older children and youth who can benefit from the support of loving families to help them succeed in life. Please share their profiles and videos to help them find permanent families.

Get Involved

Fairfax County is sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month.

Oct. 29 – Proclamation

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed November Adoption Awareness Month. This is a special time to recognize the powerful love families show when they adopt a child through foster care, and to raise awareness about the ways that the county continues to support families post-adoption.

2019 Adoption Awareness Month Proclamation group photo


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