Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

Adoption Snapshots - The Parker Family

Adoption Snapshots Parker family photo collage graphic

One day in December, I saw a little girl skipping up my sidewalk and I heard the Lord say, “That’s your baby.” God said to me, “Love her through her pain.”

I didn’t know how much pain, but I knew I had to have a lot of love and patience.

No matter how hard it gets sometimes, she knows I am always there loving her through her pain.

I believe with all my heart that she will grow to be a smart and successful young woman.

Love is the greatest gift that we can give.


Connection and belonging are human needs. There are many children and youth in Virginia awaiting adoption. Learn more about Foster Care and Adoption. If you are interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, send an email.

For media inquiries, contact Department of Family Services' Public Information Officer Amy Carlini by email, office phone 703-324-7758 or mobile phone 571-355-6672.

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