Faster Families Highway celebrates successful first year

Governor Glenn Youngkin and the Virginia Department of Social Services announced a highly successful first year of Faster Families Highway.

The digital resource launched in April of 2022 has helped to streamline the process of becoming a foster parent and eliminate many of the historically paper-only processes which created long waiting periods.

Through the program, more than 1,000 potential foster parents have been connected to their local social services department to become registered and expedite the process to begin supporting children and families within their community.

By providing foster parents faster support and training, they are able to reduce the impact of separation related trauma and enable foster parents to begin their role of keeping children in their home communities and work toward the ultimate goal of reuniting children with their families.

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