Adoption Champion



In August of 2014, Debbie was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be Virginia’s Adoption Champion. An adoptee herself, Debbie is passionate about helping children find permanent, loving families, and works to support the Commonwealth's permanency efforts statewide. Debbie serves as spokesperson for adoption in Virginia, and is working to engage and educate the public in support of Virginia's adoption program goals and objectives.

Debbie believes that our State does a tremendous job of telling us when a dog or cat needs a home, but fears that same awareness doesn't exist for our foster children. She wants them to know that not only is their struggle heard, but that their sky-filling hearts and unique stories are of value, and she is working diligently to give them a brighter tomorrow.

She is using her personal experience to reach out to the media and organizations across the state to help her find permanent, loving homes. "This initiative is extremely close to my heart, and I will work tirelessly in my new position as Adoption Champion to find home for our Commonwealth's exceptional foster children," says Debbie.

She has been featured on ABC's Secret Millionaire, she owns a successful multi-million dollar home-healthcare company, and she has been recognized for numerous awards in the community for her philanthropy. Still, she credits her success to her loving Virginia family of eight who adopted her, believed in her, and gave her that basic human right; a family.

To further her role as Adoption Champion, Debbie founded Connecting Hearts to continue her effort with Virginia's foster and adoption care.

To learn more about how you can adopt or foster, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services.

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Adoption Champion

As the Adoption Champion for Virginia, Debbie has a passion for helping children find their forever home.

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