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Henrico County is following a plan of reduced operations.

View a list of county government closings and operational changes that will continue to be updated.

Apply to be a Foster Parent

available in person   In Person

Contact Us

Sue Sparks Karyshyn
(804) 501-4011
fax (804) 501-4006

Grace Carpenter
(804) 501-7292
fax (804) 501-4006

Applying is a multi-step process.

It is important that you take the Foster Parent Self-Assessment – KidsNet_Assessment_Guide.pdf – this will help you understand how you feel about fostering and if it is right for you. Feel free to contact one of the Foster Parent Trainers if you have any questions.

Finally, you must attend a Foster Parent Information Meeting. We will tell you about our current needs and allow plenty of time for questions and answers.

Meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m..

The next session is Wednesday, May 13th.

Sessions held at:

Human Services Building (West End Office)
8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23273.

No registration required.  No child care provided.

We are in need of families for all ages, especially:

• Youth age 12 and up.
• Large sibling groups (3 children and up) – you must have room to accommodate the children.
• Families that can care for young children (0-4) who cannot attend daycare for one reason or another, including, but not limited to:
-newborns (too young/not eligible for daycare);
-medical needs (child needs to be stabilized before he or she will be able to go to daycare);
-child has experienced trauma thus transitions/multiple caretakers need to be minimized.

Contact Us

Social Services

West End
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

East End
(Benefit Programs only)
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

West End
(804) 501-4001
East End
(804) 652-3123

(804) 501-4006
(804) 652-3516


Mail for both offices
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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