As a certified foster/adoptive family through the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, you have the option to be considered by birth parents for placement of a newborn child.
We provide home study, training, and post adoption services to families who reside in West Virginia wishing to adopt a child overseas.
The largest number of adoptions completed each year are foster parents adopting their foster children who cannot return home.
Are you pregnant and unsure if you are ready to be a parent? The Children's Home Society of West Virginia can help.
Since 2016, the WVSU Extension Service has partnered with the WVSU Department of Social Work to offer the Healthy Grandfamilies project to 125 grandparents in the Greater Kanawha Valley.
As many as 22,000 children in West Virginia live with a relative instead of their parents due to the impact of the opioid crisis and other unforeseen issues.
The West Virginia Regional Partnership will improve the well-being, safety, and permanency of children and their families involved with the child welfare system due to parental substance use.
Services include individual therapy with children and families, group therapy, case consultation, training and education services, and crisis support services for elementary and middle school students.
We operate nine shelters that provide short-term and emergency care for youth in crisis.
We offer foster care and adoption services statewide, with the goal of finding every child who comes through our doors a secure, loving, and permanent home.
We help high-risk birth mothers and infants meet their medical, economic, and social needs by offering home visitation services with a highly qualified Designated Care Coordinator.
WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and support for families with children under age three who have a delay in their development or may be at risk of having a delay.
The Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center (CAC) uses a sensitive, collaborative, and child-focused approach to respond to issues of child abuse.
With the support of local county court systems, we provide parenting education services to parents involved in divorce in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties.
Our Resource Centers play an important role in our efforts to help families in their own communities across the state.
WECAN is a volunteer program that recruits and trains volunteers and mentors.
This program assists parents of children from prenatal to kindergarten obtain age-appropriate health and development information and support, enabling parents to play a more active role in their child’s language, intellectual, social, and motor skills development.
Our Transitional Living Program helps young adults aged 16-22 transition to adulthood by providing them assistance with housing, life skills training, educational support, and vocational assistance.
Our Play Therapy services offer opportunities for children to explore, learn, heal, and gain confidence in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our Safe at Home initiative supports family members, caregivers, and foster parents in developing and maintaining a safe, stable, and caring environment for children 12-17 years old.