Frequently asked questions

What ages does Fostering Acadia serve?

Fostering Acadia is a licensed child-placing agency through the Virginia Department of Social Services. Fostering Acadia serves foster youth between 17-21 years of age.

Do I get my own apartment?

Yes! Fostering Acadia believes in spacing out youth. Each youth will get their own 1-bedroom 1-bathroom apartment. If you are a single parent, you will receive a 2-bedroom apartment for you and your child.

Does Fostering Acadia help with cars?

Yes! Fostering Acadia has a car incentive program. When a youth has at least $1,000.00 in their savings account and a reliable job, Fostering Acadia will put money towards a car for them. Contact Fostering Acadia directly to find out how much!

Can I have a pet in my apartment?

Yes! As long as you have a reliable job and the ability to pay for the pet deposit and monthly pet fee. The pet must also be approved by Fostering Acadia staff and the leasing office of the campus you are staying at.

Does Fostering Acadia help with education?

Yes! Fostering Acadia has a full-time teacher and an educational center. We can help you with your high school or college educational goals. We also have a partnership with Penn Foster, in which you can participate in your educational goals online.

What is IL for a Day?

IL for a Day is an event where an interested youth gets to spend the day at Fostering Acadia! The interested youth will be paired with a current youth in the program and a Fostering Acadia staff member. The interested youth will participate in a mock grocery shopping trip, extended tour of all Fostering Acadia campuses, meet and greet with Fostering Acadia employer partnerships, an IL event, and dinner out with the members of the Fostering Acadia team. This event is free! Please contact to sign up.