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A Word of Thanks

I would like to personally thank you for your interest in learning about becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive parent for the City of Roanoke Department of Social Services. We need you, and others like you, to take on the challenge of loving, protecting and nurturing children who have been abused or neglected.

There are over 200 children in the custody of the City of Roanoke Department of Social Services who need caring adults in their lives to provide guidance and stability. We strongly believe that children belong in families, and we rely on foster and adoptive parents to fill this need. While the challenge may be great, the reward will be greater.

I hope that you will decide to join us and become a foster and/or adoptive parent. Thank you for exploring this opportunity.

With appreciation,

Jane R. Conlin, Director
Department of Social Services
      Are you thinking about Foster Care or Adoption?

    • Learn more about the needs of foster and/or adoptive families
    • Consider if fostering and/or adopting from the foster care system is for you
    • Explore the process and consider the next steps