Hampton Roads

Serving children and families in the Cities of Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson and Hampton, York, James City, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.

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 Our office is located at:

4099 Foxwood Drive Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, please call
(757) 998-8466 or email Heather.Watkins@embracetfc.com.

For Placement Needs or Client Referrals, please call (757) 847-9385 or email Ronnie.Gehring@embracetfc.com.

For emergency placements after hours, call our emergency line:

For Billing questions please call 757-998-8466. or email ap@ncgcare.com.


Meet the Staff



Ronnie_GehringRonnie Gehring

Site Manager


I have been with Embrace since October 2016. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997 and my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) in 2000. I have spent the last 17 years working with children who have been victims of child abuse and neglect. I spent 5 years as the Program Director for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in Portsmouth, Va. I have spent the last 10 years at another private TFC agency in the Hampton Roads area, first as a foster parent trainer and home study writer, and the last 6 years as a supervisor of the program, focusing primarily on the recruitment, training, and retention of foster parents. My wife and I live in Virginia Beach, where I grew up, with our 14-year old son and a 4-year daughter, and so most of our free time is spent with family. I am a huge sports fan, and have season tickets to Old Dominion University's football and basketball team. I am looking forward to this opportunity at Embrace to really build and mold the program and make it the TFC provider of choice for both foster families, and referral sources. I am also active with TFC at the state level, serving on the Board for the Virginia Association of Licensed Child Placing Agencies (VALCPA) and an member of the Board for the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations (VCOPPA), where I chair the Child Placing Special Interest Group.

Heather-Watkins_Embrace_Foster_Recruitment_CoordinatorHeather Watkins

Recruitment Coordinator


I am the Foster Parent Recruitment Coordinator with our Virginia Beach office serving all of Hampton Roads. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Public Health. I have served our community for twenty years and I love finding families for children! In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family, politics, watching sports, and napping.

Janelle JohnsonJanelle Johnson

Case Manager


Hi! I'm Janelle Johnson, Embrace case manager in Virginia Beach. I love working in foster care and find it so rewarding servicing our children and families. I am a mother of four, so when I'm not working, I’m spending time with them!

Angela_EdmondsAngela Edmonds

Executive Director


I was excited to find my home with ncgCARE in March of 2010. I have been a long-time athlete, participating in softball, lacrosse and cheerleading since I was 8 years old. I continue to have a passion for fitness and enjoy running in races and competing in physique shows through the National Physique Committee. I have been happily married to the man of my dreams since 2012 and confidently exclaim that my biggest accomplishments in life are my sons.

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