Become a Foster Parent

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Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF) is actively searching for families in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and surrounding communities. If you have considered opening your heart and home to a child in need, please contact us to discuss this exciting and rewarding opportunity. Come learn more about our program and the process of becoming a foster/adoptive parent with CAFF by attending one of our information sessions. You must attend an information session before participating in the foster parent training.  

Our Information Sessions are held monthly and via Zoom.  The next dates are:

January 4, 2022  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

January 13, 2022  6:00 PM - 7:00PM

February 16, 2022  6:00 PM -7:00 PM

March 8,  2022  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Please see the information below to complete an Inquiry Form to register for one of the Information Sessions. Please feel free to call our office at 434-970-3735 or request more information by email.  If a family consists of more than one care provider, both individuals must be be in attendance for foster parent information sessions and foster parent training sessions.  Due to safety measures related to COVID-19, information sessions and foster parent training sessions are occurring virtually, through Zoom. 

Upcoming Foster Parent Training (PRIDE):

January 24, 2022 through March 7, 2022  (Monday Evenings from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ) ** Class will NOT meet on 2/21 


Supports and Resources for CAFF families

  • Families have access to staff 24 hours a day for their support.
  • Each family is assigned an individual family services specialist to assist in coordinating needed services for the child in their home.
  • All children in the program are given access to professional counseling services.
  • Foster parents work closely with the treatment team, as a respected professional.
  • All treatment decisions and relevant background information are shared openly between the program and the parents.
  • Foster parents earn monthly tax-free stipends.

Inquiry Form for Potential Foster Parents

If you would like to become a foster parent with CAFF, submit an online inquiry form