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Press Releases

January 1, 2018 

  • VIRGINIA, February 1, 2016 – Every child deserves to have a special birthday! Connecting Hearts is making that possible in 2016 with a new program – Birthday Bags and Birthday Bashes. Partnering with local business, Connecting Hearts will fulfill birthday wishes for children ages 2 through 17 in foster care and will hold a monthly birthday party for kids in Central Virginia.

  • RICHMOND, Va., January 4, 2016 – A strong supporter of Connecting Hearts, First Community Bank has graciously offered to be the Title Sponsor of the Second Annual Connecting Hearts Golf Tournament. First Community Bank is a comprehensive banking and financial services company that is known for its steady, fundamental approach that focuses on balanced, long-term growth. The golf event will be held on May 16th, 2016 at the Hermitage Country Club and will benefit adoption and foster care support efforts in Virginia.

  • VIRGINIA, November 23, 2015 – This year's National Adoption Month theme, "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family" highlights older youth waiting for adoption. Creating lifelong connections fopostcard 4 smallr these young people is critical to helping them prepare and succeed as they enter adulthood. Older youth who “age-out” of foster care are at high risks for homelessness, incarceration, and joblessness. Finding permanent, loving homes for kids especially older youth is not only important for the kids themselves, but for the community as a whole

  • RICHMOND, Va., November 18, 2015 – There are over 100,000 children in the United States right now without a permanent, loving home. They wait in the foster care system to find the right forever family. Likewise, there are 100,000 families with room in their homes and hearts. The problem? The later doesn’t know the former needs them. Connecting Hearts wants to change that with #100kHands2Adopt.

  • RICHMOND, Va., November 11, 2015 – Connecting Hearts hosted a successful all-day summit for adoption and foster care professionals last Thursday, November 5th. Professionals joined together from every part of the commonwealth from state and private agencies to nonprofit organizations. The event featured talks by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr. MD, and Virginia’s Adoption Champion Debbie Johnston.

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  • ABC 8 News

    Connecting Hearts in Virginia helps foster children find their forever home.

  • ABC 8 News

    Connecting Hearts a non profit organization that helps find foster children their forever home features, Maurice an 11 year old boy who enjoys fishing, pizza, and wants to play football for the Patriots some day.

  • NBC 12

    Hundreds of children in Virginia’s foster care system are waiting for adoption and you can help find them homes through Connecting Hearts, a nonprofit led by Virginia’s Adoption Champion Debbie Johnston.

  • WTVR 8 News

    Connecting Hearts in Virginia helps local children find a permanent home. Sisters Isiasha and Listene want to be adopted together!

  • ABC 8 News

    Matt DiNardo speak with Debbie Johnston and DeShawn about his likes and his dream home and family.