There are hundreds of children waiting for adoptive families in Virginia. These children need forever families through adoption. Many of these children are nine and older and have experienced separation and trauma in their young lives. They need what every child needs; to be part of a family, to be treated with kindness and respect, to be nurtured, to have fun and to have a permanent place that is called HOME.
Children who leave the foster care system without a permanent family are at an increased risk of dropping out of school, becoming incarcerated and/or homeless. They often require community mental health and welfare assistance programs. These children deserve so much more from us. Coordinators2inc offers the training and support families interested in this type of adoption will need to successfully adopt and parent a child who has lived in foster care.
The fees for training and home study services for children you see featured here are offered through a state grant. There is no cost to parents who adopt children in the foster care system in Virginia. For families interested in adopting children waiting in foster care from other states, the fees are similar to those in our Infant and International Adoption programs. However, many states offer incentives to reimburse adoption expenses when the child is placed from foster care; often, those reimbursements in the end make the adoption costs little to nothing.
Recruitment, home study, placement and post-placement services to families interested in adopting children 9 and older and other specific children for whom agencies have requested us to find families and/or complete a home study.
- In addition to the services provided to families, coordinators2inc prepares children for adoption and recruits families for them.
- With a life-long commitment to families and children, coordinators2inc provides supportive services to families after adoption through our Adoptive Family Support Program.
What's Unique About
Our Waiting Child Program
Coordinators2inc was founded in 1988 by two women who were frustrated with a cumbersome system that failed to prepare children adequately for adoption and in which children lingered for years waiting to be adopted. Since that time, more than 150 older waiting children with special needs have found permanent families through the efforts of coordinators2inc.
Coordinators2inc believes that children are adoptable; and children grow best in permanent families who can nurture, protect, advocate and remain committed to them - no matter what!
Our Director of Placement Programs, and co-founder of the agency, knows the reality of adopting children of all ages, as she herself is a parent to 11 children, only one of whom is her birth child.
Coordinators2inc understands that the needs of these children are complex. We take time to educate prospective parents about the children and to prepare them to meet their needs.
We go out of our way to make sure families have complete and factual information about children.
Coordinators2inc is your lifetime partner in your adoption journey; offering support, consultation, assessment and treatment services, when needed, anytime after adoption.
Visit our WAITING CHILDREN
page to learn more about the children who are waiting.
Visit our Waiting Child-FAQ's page to see answers to some of the questions that are asked most often and then visit our Getting Started page for how to adopt our Waiting Children.