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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.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


Tue., Jul 22, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

AAA Car Care


Sat., Jul 26, 8:30AM-10:30AM
Bill Carroll

2871 Plank Road, Fredericksburg

Koons Auto


Sat., Jul 26, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Dee Daniels

401 James Madison Hwy, Culpeper

Hard Times Cafe


Sat., Jul 26, 10:00PM-12:00AM
Bill Carroll

5099 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg

Buffalo Wild Wings - Southpoint


Tue., Jul 29, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Trapper Young

10107 Southpoint Blvd, Fredericksburg

Steamer's Seafood Grill & Bar


Wed., Jul 30, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Dee Daniels

1 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 2100, Fredericksburg

YMCA - Massad Family Branch (Luau)


Sat., Aug 2, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Trapper Young

212 Butler Road, Fredericksburg

National Night Out - Spotsylvania


Tue., Aug 5, 5:30PM-8:30PM
Kristin Nash

Classic Iron: 4907 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg

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

Lionel Richie & CeeLo Green


Tue., Jul 22, 2014, 08:00PM
Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips


Thu., Jul 24, 2014, 06:00PM
Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen, VA

KISS & Def Leppard


Fri., Jul 25, 2014, 07:00PM
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Billy Joel


Sat., Jul 26, 2014, 08:00PM
Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Dave Matthews Band


Sat., Jul 26, 2014, 07:00PM
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Sarah McLachlan


Sat., Jul 26, 2014, 08:00PM
Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA