The Virginia One Church, One Child, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501 (C) (3) corporation. We work across the state of Virginia to promote adoption awareness and to recruit adoptive families for Virginia's waiting children.
The program is governed by a statewide Board of Directors. Staff includes an Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator, Outreach Social Worker, Adoption Social Worker, Regional Coordinators, and Recruitment Specialists in five Virginia regions. A network of 300+ churches completes our family recruitment team.
One Church, One Child is a national minority adoption recruitment program. It was founded in 1980 by Father George Clements in Illinois. The Virginia One Church, One Child Program began in 1985 as a part of the State's campaign to recruit families to adopt hundreds of waiting African-American children. The "core” Program is funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Additional support is provided through special project grants and contributions from churches, individuals, and private foundations.
Our primary focus and the priority of our work is finding families for African-American children. We believe in every child's right to love and permanence and do, therefore, work on behalf of all waiting children.