KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. Our team of caring experts delivers a range of essential services, including in-home family support, foster care, adoption, in-home mental health therapy, and youth educational support – all to fulfill our mission of enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families.
KVC strengthens families using wraparound services so children can remain with their own families and in their own communities. We also provide foster care, reunification support, adoption, substance use treatment, in-home family services, educational support, and child, family and adult therapy.
KVC West Virginia continues to make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of West Virginia children and families.
Spotlight on Providers
In this section, we profile KVC staff and partners who are making a difference.
Each year, we recognize one family as the KVC Resource Parents of the Year.
How To Become A Foster Parent
Each year, hundreds of local children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other challenges. These kids and teenagers need the support of a caring foster family.
How To Become An Adoptive Parent
KVC West Virginia helps match children in foster care with loving forever families through adoption. We work exclusively with children that are placed through the Department of Health and Human Resources
Parenting and Mental Health eBooks & Videos
Find helpful guides, assessments and videos on topics like parenting, mental health, ways to help children in crisis and more.
Foster to Adopt
Opening your home to adopt a child in need can be one of the most generous and rewarding experiences of your life. Sixty percent of children who are adopted through KVC are adopted by their foster parents. KVC provides families with preparation, information and support during the adoption journey to facilitate successful adoptions.
KVC encourages families who are interested in adoption to first become foster to adopt parents with KVC. This allows parents to become familiar with the foster care program and have experience in fostering children. It also allows families to first get to know the children in their care before making a decision about adoption. Once children are free for adoption and parental rights have been terminated (TPR), West Virginia law says that children must be in a home for six consecutive months before the adoption process begins. Becoming foster to adopt parents allows families to get to know children that might become available for adoption in the future.