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Department of Social Services

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system that provides oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state.

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The Virginia Department of Social Services is committed to providing stability for all youth in foster care. Foster parenting involves providing a nurturing and supportive home to a child or sibling group on a temporary basis until the child or sibling group can be reunified with their prior custodian, placed with a relative or as a last option, placed for adoption.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact Department of Social Services.