Foster Care & Other Options
Resource Adoption Foster Families Team (RAFFT), is a program serving the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services. Our office is physically located at the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services
9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
PRIDE Training Program
Several times a year we offer our PRIDE pre-service training program to prepare new foster/adoptive parents for the foster care experience. The classes cover a variety of topics including the legal aspect, ways to handle problems that may arise and first-hand advice from experienced RAFFT foster parents. Additionally, we provide ongoing help, support and training throughout the year.
Foster Care is a program designed to provide a substitute family life experience in an approved household for a child who needs care for a temporary or extended period of time. During this time, the biological family is either non-existent or dysfunctional due to social, psychological or physical reasons.
The primary goal in foster care is to reunite the child with his biological family, however, if this goal is not achieved in a reasonable length of time, a more permanent goal, such as adoption, may be pursued. Foster Parents become part of our team of professionals. Our efforts are combined to best meet the needs of the children in our care.
Do you want to help, but don’t feel like your time will allow you to do regular foster care? Respite Care may be your answer! Help foster parents by giving them a short break by providing care a few days a month. You will become part of a team that assists with the progress of a foster child.
Some teenagers, age 16 and over, show enough maturity and responsibility to move to a higher level of independence than regular foster care. These teens still need the support of a family, but are ready to increase their independent living skills with guidance from you. Rent, house rules, and individual responsibilities are agreed upon by all parties up front and the teens continue to be monitored and supported by a social worker.