Foster a Child

Fostering Love.

Throughout Hampton Roads, thousands of individuals and families have chosen to foster or adopt a child in need… Won’t you join them?

Foster Care at The Up Center

The Up Center’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Foster-to-Adopt programs serve a diverse group of children, ranging in age from birth to age 21. During your foster parenting experience, a wealth of support services is provided, as well as countless benefits of fostering a child.

Foster Parents Are Everyday Heroes.

Single or married, young or old–they provide shelter, support, and healing to children in desperate need of stability. In addition to making a difference in the life of a child, when you foster through The Up Center, you receive:
  • Free training
  • 27/7 Support (including on-call emergency and crisis assistance)
  • Reimbursement
  • Recognition
  • Vacation Days

Attend an free, no-obligation Information Session. Contact us today.

Online Form

To become a foster parent with The Up Center, you:

  • Can be single, married, or divorced.
  • Are at least 25 years old.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Either rent or own your own home.
  • Can be a working or stay-at-home parent, or retired.
  • Have a stable form of income (no government assistance).
  • Will have to clear background checks.
  • Commit to attending all training sessions.

Over 1,000 kids are living in foster care in Hampton Roads. Share your love and home.

Attend an information session, contact us today. Online Form
L&A
“I knew as soon as he came to my home I wanted to adopt him.”
- Leola B., Adoptive Parent to Alyjah

Foster Care & Adoption Services Staff

To refer a child:
Heather Wilson
Intake Coordinator
heather.wilson@theupcenter.org
(757) 965-8668
To become a foster parent:
Heather Watkins
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist
heather.watkins@theupcenter.org
(757) 965-8649

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