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Foster care and adoption information guide

The FrameWorks program provides information and resources to help foster and/or adoptive parents become certified. We are here to assist families as they take the first steps on their foster/adoptive journey.

If you would like to receive an information packet in the mail, please fill out the following form at this link: ONLINE INFORMATION REQUEST FORM. Our office is in Putnam County in Hurricane, WV and we work state-wide to assist families who are interested in learning more about foster care and/or adoption. We also encourage you to give us a call if you have any questions. Our number is 866-CALL-MWV.


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resource library

A variety of books and DVDs are available for loan through our FrameWorks Resource Library. Three-to-four (3-4) materials may be checked out at one time, and materials are due back 4 weeks after they are received. A pre-addressed and stamped mailing envelope will be provided with your materials. To view our library list or request books and/or DVDs, visit: Resource Library Page


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Family stories

Mission West Virginia has worked with many foster and adoptive families throughout the years. We’ve had the opportunity to interview some of these families to share their personal stories with you. Whether you have adopted, you are a certified family waiting for your first placement or you are just starting the process of becoming a foster and/or adoptive family, we hope these stories fill you with hope and inspiration.  To view these videos, please visit: www.missionwv.org/family-stories/


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scholarships and Awards

We partner with the West Virginia State Treasurer to raise funds to benefit children adopted from foster care in West Virginia. This program will give you an opportunity to continue to save and invest in your child’s education with a jump-start through the SMART 529 College Savings Plan Award.

Mission West Virginia also holds an annual fundraiser to provide scholarships to youth who have experienced foster care or had a parent incarcerated for a year or more of their childhood. To learn more about the 529 Awards and the MWV Scholarship, visit: www.missionwv.org/awards/


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Foster and Adoption Agencies in WV

There are several agencies in West Virginia that provide foster care and adoption services. To view of list of these agencies, visit: www.missionwv.org/fosteradoption-agencies-in-wv/


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Frameworks articles

To learn more about foster care and adoption, visit the FrameWorks Articles page. Articles include “I Want to be a Foster Parent, Where do I Start?,” “Myths and Realities about Foster Care in West Virginia,” and “Overcoming Childhood Trauma and School Success.” To view the FrameWorks Articles page, visit: www.missionwv.org/frameworks-articles