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Director of Social Services
Kiva Rogers

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Phone Numbers
Switchboard - (804) 748-1100
Fax -(804) 748-1824


Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Street Address
Department of Social Services
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

 
Social Services
Foster Care and Adoptions

The Foster Care Program provides for the temporary placement and supervision of a child/children placed in the custody of this agency by the court. While in foster care, a social worker will work together with the child/children’s family to address the family’s needs that brought the child/children into foster care.

It is the goal of the Foster Care Program to provide permanency to children by

  • returning the child/children to the parent or prior custodian
  • placement with an appropriate relative
  • adoption or independent living, for older youth.

For additional information, please contact the program supervisors at 804-768-7299.

Independent Living Program

Seeks to assist foster care youth between the ages of 14-21 years of age by helping them to develop the basic skills needed to move from foster care to independence.

The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) ensured federal funding to increase services for youth, to achieve self-sufficiency, who are

  • likely to remain in foster care until 18 years of age
  • 18-21 and need extra support in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency.

Some of the services offered include

  • education
  • vocational training
  • daily living skills

For additional information, please contact the Independent Living Coordinator at 804-717-6850.

Foster/ Resource Parent Program

Our Foster Care Permanency Team provides safe, alternate family care to children temporarily placed outside their home as a result

  • abuse
  • neglect
  • serious family problems

For additional information, please see Foster Parent Recruitment  or contact the Family Development Specialist at 804-717-6391.

Adoption Program

  • Focuses on providing permanent homes for those children in the custody of the agency who are
    • unable to be reunited with their birth families
    • whose parents' parental rights have been terminated by the court
     
  • Provides supervision and complete home studies, when ordered by the court, in stepparent and parental placement adoptions.

Partnerships  

Children's Home Society - a local adoption agency, who recruits, trains and completes home studies for prospective adoptive parents.

For additional information, please contact the adoption program supervisor at 804-318-8640 or 804-768-7299.

Adoption Searches

The department also conducts searches on behalf of adult adoptees, over the age of 18, whose adoption was finalized in Chesterfield County or the City of Colonial Heights. These searches are initiated upon the submission of an application for disclosure to the Virginia Department of Social Services.

For further information please contact:

  • Program supervisors at 804-318-8640 or 804-768-7563
  • Virginia Department of Social Services at 800-552-3431 (toll-free) or 804-726-7000

Resources

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