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.
Video - Isabella's Adoption Story
The Department of Family Services’ Foster Care & Adoption Program offers temporary homes and services for nearly 225 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.
Meet 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.
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.
Nov. 5 – WUST 1120 AM Spanish Language Radio
The Grove-Torres family and Wilmer Ramirez, Foster Care & Adoption specialist with the Department of Family Services, were guests on the Spanish language radio show. Listen to their conversation (or view it on Facebook Live) to learn more about adoption in Fairfax County and upcoming events during the month of November!
County Conversation host Jim Person interviewed Jessica Moser, a Foster Care & Adoption specialist with the Department of Family Services. Listen to their conversation to learn about adoption and our annual adoption celebration event, Woven Together by Love!
We celebrated Fairfax County’s adoptive families and all those who support them! There was a formal adoption ceremony and inspiring words by Miss USA DC 2018 Cordelia Cranshaw, followed by fun, music, food and games. This took place at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Adoption Fun Facts
Between Oct. 1, 2018 and Oct. 1, 2019, 17 adoptions were finalized in Fairfax County.