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Nominations are now closed for our Virginia’s Kids Belong “Family Means Care and Belonging” Award; a special award to honor one special foster, kinship, or adoptive family within the Commonwealth.

Providing care and belonging is the heartbeat of VKB’s work and the mission of so many foster families we know. After such a difficult year, we decided in early 2021 that we wanted to do something innovative to honor our foster families for the time, attention, extra effort, and sacrifice they show every day. 

The FMCB award will be given to one foster, kinship, or adoptive family currently residing in Virginia with a compelling story that exemplifies the concept of “Family Means Care and Belonging.” This $2,500 prize will be awarded at Virginia’s Kids Belong’s annual benefit event. There are no restrictions on how these funds are used by the winning family. We hope the prize will allow the family to realize a dream they have but might not have the resources to achieve.

We welcome applications and nominations for any foster, kinship, or adoptive family currently residing in Virginia. (Kinship families are relatives or close family friends who are caring for a child.)

Applications for the 2023 award will be available beginning August 1, 2023.

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