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Foster or Adopt in Surry County

You can become a Surry County foster parent if:

  • You are at least 21 years old
  • You are single, married or divorced
  • You are any race or ethnic origin
  • You own or rent a home
  • You have stable income 

Surry County Department of Social Services provides group training to help you learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent before deciding if it's the right choice for you and your family.

A young man was walking along the shore, gently throwing starfish into the ocean.  When asked why he was doing this, considering he couldn't possibly save them all, he picked up one and put it back into the ocean saying, "It made a difference for that one."

Make a difference for one, Call (336) 401-8800

"The question we asked ourselves was, why not?  Our answer was that even though we're not wealthy, we can provide a home, emotional stability, consistent safety, a sense of family and a good social structure through church and other communities that we are a part of.  To us, it's a ministry to reach out and do something to impact these kids' lives.  If they go back to their homes or wherever they go, a seed has been planted.  The impact you have on one child is much more long term than the time they spend in your home."  --Glenn and Charisse Dulaney, Foster Parents

Make a difference for a child in Surry County, Call (336) 401-8800