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Michelle Matthews, Family Resource Coordinator, Family Services Specialist
608 Jackson Street Suite 100
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Phone: (540) 371-1032 Ext. 241
E-mail Ms. Matthews

“If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts!”

Foster care is temporary substitute care arranged for children who cannot remain in their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. Through the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services, Fredericksburg Resource Families offers a Foster to Adopt program. The City of Fredericksburg’s Resource Families Coordinator:

  • Recruits Foster/Adoptive Homes
  • Trains and Approves Resource Families
  • Provides Initial and Ongoing Resource Parent Training
  • Support to the Resource Families
  • Assists in placing children who have been removed from their home with a resource family who can best meet the needs of the child.
  • The Fredericksburg Resource Families Foster to Adopt program is based on a concurrent planning model. Concurrent planning involves resource families committing to reunification of the child (ren) to the biological family, while also committing to adopt the child (ren) if reunification cannot occur.