Become a Foster Parent

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Happy Family

Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF) is actively searching for families in Charlottesville, Albemarle, 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 by attending one of our monthly information sessions:

Our next Information Session is:  December 11th, beginning at 6 pm.  Please call or email  to RSVP.  Marnie Allen  434-970-3735 or

Information sessions are held at 414 4th Street NE . 

                 The next foster parent training class will begin in mid-January, 2020.  Class is a total of 27 hours and will run for 9 consecutive week day nights.  If you are a 2 parent household, both people must attend all 9 weeks of class.

You must attend an information session before coming to the training.

Benefits of parenting with Community Attention:

  • Foster parents earn monthly tax-free stipends.
  • Families have access to staff 24 hours a day for their support.
  • Each child in the program is assigned an individual case manager to assist in coordinating needed services.
  • 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 background information are shared openly between the program and the parents.

If helping area children sounds interesting, please contact Marnie Allen at 970-3735, or by Email.

If you would like to apply to be a foster parent, you may submit an application to be a prospective parent.

Do you have more questions?  Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions.