Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,

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Adoption Snapshots Tell a Story – Meet the Lindo-Allen Family (2020 November)

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Adoption Snapshots Tell a Story – Meet the Lawson Family (2020 November)

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Meet Joan Meagher, DSVS Court Advocate Volunteer (2020 October)

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Meet Joanne Spriggs, Court Advocate Volunteer (2020 September)

Spotlight on South County Foster Care & Adoption Unit (2020 August)

Fairfax County Channel 16 Video - Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (2020 August)

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Foster Family in Focus: Lesley Field (2020 August)

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Meet the New Volunteer & Partner Services Team! (2020 July)

Spotlight on Adoption and Kinship Assistance Unit (2020 June)

Volunteer Voices - Fawne Bello, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Volunteer (2020 June)

Meet the Dredges - 2020 Foster Parents of the Year (2020 June)

Spotlight on the Pre-Service Training & Home Study Unit (2020 May)

A Staff Tribute to All Foster Parents (2020 May)

Volunteer Voices - Allison Lowry, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Volunteer (2020 May)

Foster Family in Focus: Shelley and Scott Daniel (2020 April)

Spotlight on the Annandale Foster Care Unit (2020 April)

Volunteer Voices - Vic Batson, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Volunteer (2020 April)

Spotlight on the Foster Care Case Carrying Unit for the Central Region of Fairfax County (2020 March)

Volunteer Solutions - Video Call Ends in Heartwarming Surprise (2020 March)

Fostering Success: Joel Choi (2020 February)

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Story Cloths Speak for Survivors of Trauma (2020 February)

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