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Wednesday's Child




Nearly 1,600 children in Virginia’s foster care system are waiting for a permanent, loving home. At B101.5 and NewsTalk 1230 WFVA, we want to introduce you to some of them. Each month, we will highlight a waiting child from Children’s Home Society and tell you how you can welcome that child home.

If we don’t get adopted
Since 1900, CHS has placed more than 12,500 children into permanent, loving homes. These children include infants, sibling groups, teenagers and children from fragile beginnings, such as living with violence and abuse, or born with medical problems like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or Downs syndrome.
 
While many children have been placed with their “forever families,” more are waiting. Nearly 1,600 children in Virginia’s foster care system are longing for a place to call home. Statistics suggest a bleak future for those who don’t get adopted:
 
  • 1 in 4 will end up in jail within two years of leaving foster care
  • More than 1 in five will be homeless after turning 18
  • Fewer than 1 in 6 will earn a high school degree
Who are these children? Their stories are varied – a 15-year-old victim of sexual abuse, a baby abandoned at the hospital when born with medical disabilities, the 9-and 11-year-old siblings whose greatest fear, after enduring neglect, is that they might be separated from each other.
 
At CHS, we are dedicated to finding just the right family for each of these children. If you are ready to explore the joys of adoption or want to learn more about our services, visit www.chsva.org or contact the office nearest you.

Chancellor's Village


Sat., Aug 2, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Trapper Young

12100 Chancellors Village, Fredericksburg

YMCA - Massad Family Branch (Luau)


Sat., Aug 2, 6:00PM
Trapper Young

212 Butler Road, Fredericksburg

National Night Out - Spotsylvania


Tue., Aug 5, 5:00PM-8:30PM
Classic Iron Motorcyles
Kristin Nash

4907 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg

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National Night Out - Stafford


Tue., Aug 5, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Stafford Market Place - Target Parking Lot
Chris Centore

1090 Stafford Market Pl, Stafford

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


Tue., Aug 5, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Storytime with Buzzy & Chick-fil-A Cow


Wed., Aug 6, 10:30AM-11:00AM
Spotsylvania Towne Centre - Food Court
Bill Carroll

137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg

Hard Times Cafe


Fri., Aug 8, 10:00PM-12:00AM
Bill Carroll

5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg

Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


Tue., Aug 12, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


​Tue., Aug 19, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


​Tue., Aug 26, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson


Wed., Aug 6, 2014, 06:00PM
Innsbrook Pavailion, Glen Allen, VA

Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson


Sun., Aug 10, 2014, 07:00PM
Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

One Direction


Mon., Aug 11, 2014, 07:00PM
Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Linkin Park


Wed., Aug 13, 2014, 06:30PM
Jiffy lube Live, Bristow, VA

Kings of Leon


Fri., Aug 15, 2014, 07:00PM
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Jimmy Buffett


Sat., Aug 16, 2014, 08:00PM
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA