8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101
Richmond VA 23229
Mission Statement

Supporting Your Lifetime Adoption Journey

CEO/Executive Director Rebecca L. Ricardo LCSW
Board Chair Alvin Buchanan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Medi Home Health
Contact Information
Address 8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone 804 354-1881
Fax 804 355-1001
E-mail info@c2adopt.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1988
Former Names
Coordinators/2, Inc1988
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $590,000.00
Projected Expenses $588,000.00

Supporting Your Lifetime Adoption Journey

We believe in family preservation first by providing quality, non-coercive options counseling services to anyone in an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. All resources are explored with clients, not just adoption. If an adoption plan is needed, we work with clients towards fully open adoptions.
We believe the child is always our primary client. Placement services are provided to fully educate and prepare anyone who seeks to be a resource for a child who may need an adoptive home. Services are provided for fully open infant placements, older Waiting Child placements and international adoptive placements.
We understand that adoption is a lifelong process, not simply an event. Our comprehensive, innovative support services cover a wide range of opportunities for support, education and treatment to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption.
We are the Central VA site for the statewide Adoptive Family Preservation program funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services and administered by UMFS.
We are the recipient of one of the VA Department of Social Services Child-Specific Recruitment grants to provide services and assistance to local public agencies in finding families for children waiting in foster care. This agency has received this grant funding every year since the funding was first provided by VDSS in 1988.
Our expertise in adoption is unmatched by our ability to provide advocacy, trainings, workshops and support groups to all sides of adoption and all topic areas. Our staff and Board represent personal connections to adoption and foster care.
We need families interested in adopting older children (9 and older) and sibling groups from the foster care system.
We need volunteers to serve on our fundraising planning committees (Golf Tournament each spring; Kids Walk for Kids every fall).
We need funding to hire a part-time social worker for our Waiting Child program to off-set the work not currently covered by the grant funding. $15,000 is needed for an annual salary of a part-time worker
We need funding for one year for a part-time Development Director to take over fundraising and marketing tasks currently completed by the Executive Director. Funding for one year should be sufficient for the Development Director to secure funding on-going for this position. $15,000 - $20,000 is needed.
The agency needs funding and expertise to upgrade all computer systems and purchase updated software packages. The agency could benefit from purchase of laptop computers for staff to work remotely and more efficiently. Cost for computer upgrades are $10,000 - $15,000.
This organization was created to provide a unique, innovative child-placement agency that could provide services to children and families more effectively and efficiently.  Our mission and services have always served children first; with a belief that when adoption needs to occur, it should be done with as much openness, full disclosure and honesty as possible. Children thrive with connections to all their families.
The agency began in 1988 and is solely operated as it's own entity without branch offices or oversight from another organziation. We have always held membership with ADOPT, VALCPA, NACAC and JCICS which are all state or national advocacy groups specific to adoption services.  Staff members are also members of ATTACH and AAC. Staff members often serve in officer capacites in all of the advocacy groups listed. We participate in multiple policy advising workgroups for the VA Department of Social Services and are frequently involved in legislative advocacy.
This agency has a mission to be inclusive of mulitple types of  families to meet the multiple needs of the many children waiting in care here in VA, in the USA and around the world for a family to call their own.
CEO Statement
Thank you for spending time getting to know us! Let me add some details of information about this organization to further enhance your education about background and affiliations.
First, I want to emphasize that Coordinators2inc is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services as a Child-Placing Agency (license number: CO-16-05).  Our licensed has always been in good standing since first obtained in 1988.
Our agency has always held advocacy as a strong value. We participate in many policy development groups for the Commonwealth and participate actively in several adoption advocacy groups briefly listed above. We are members of:
Adoption, Development, Outreach & Planning Team (ADOPT); Virginia Association of Licensed Child-Placing Agencies (VALCPA); North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and Joint Council for International Children Services (JCICS).  Several staff members hold individual memberships in additional groups such as: Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) and American Adoption Congress (AAC).
We are frequently sought by media and community groups to speak on a wide variety of adoption related issues.  Our staff loves to find opportunities to educate, inform and enhance the general populations knowledge and understanding of adoption in our communities.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Primary area of service is Central Virginia but can provide some services throughout the Commonwealth. Some grant funded services are limited to Central Virginia.
Board Chair
Board Chair Alvin Buchanan
Company Affiliation Medi Home Health
Term July 2016 to July 2018
Email atbuc@aol.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Shavonya Wade
Company Affiliation Wells Fargo
Term July 2016 to July 2018
Email shavonya.wade@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Scott Bailey Estes
Alvin Buchanan Medi Home Health & Hospice
Kyle Fuschetti Altria
Anne Glenn Goodman, Allen & Filetti
Susan King Dominion Power
Kasey Mattison VCU
Deirdre Millen Down The Garden Path
Shavonya Wade Wells Fargo
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Since our last update, the Board has continued it's work with the consultant and now have a Strategic Plan prepared for staff input and to be implemented in 2017. The Board has been working on raising funds to cover the cost of continuing to make use of the consultant for one more year. The plan to finish the Strategic Planning process with the staff and then implement the plan. The consultant will also continue to provide supervision and mentorship to the Executive Director and Board members as needed. 
Executive Director
Executive Director Rebecca L. Ricardo LCSW
Rebecca Ricardo has been connected to this organization since 1991, first as a volunteer and then as an employee as of 1992.  She has held a position in nearly all program areas and served on the Administrative Team from 1998 - 2006 when her tenure as Director began.  Ms. Ricardo has a Master of Social Work degree from VCU and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as of 1994.  She has a personal connection to the work of this agency as an adopted person and parent who has placed a child for adoption.
Former CEOs
Ms. C. Lynne Edwards LCSWJan 1998 - Feb 2006
Mrs Mim Golub Scalin Feb 1996 - Feb 1998
Senior Staff
Mrs. Clintonya L. Cooper CPAFinance Director
Mrs. Sharon D. Richardson M.Ed.Placement Director
Jennifer L Surratt LCSWDirector of Family Support Programs
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 10
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
We offer counseling to anyone experiencing a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. Our counseling is designed to start with family preservation first - exploring all options for parenting. We then explore options for placement with either family members, foster care or adoption. If an adoption plan is chosen, we can assist with a fully open, direct placement adoption.
Long Term Success
We find the majority of women and their partners who seek our Options Couseling services will choose to keep their child. We consider this successful as the preferred placement for any child is with their biological family whenever possible.  For those clients who do chose to place for adoption, placement through a fully informed, completely open adoption experience provides lifelong linkages to their child, choice in deciding who will become the parents of their child and support and empowerment to fully understand all of the consequences of the decision that is being made.
For those clients seeking to become adoptive parents, we offer three types of placement programs:
  • Domestic, Infant Parental Placement (fully open) or Agency adoption
  • Waiting Child adoption (older children living in foster care in VA)
For all of the above programs, we provide the home study assessment required of all adoptions, training and education about adoption processes/procedures as well as the lifelong issues of adoption and parenting skills needed. We also provide assistance with placement and supervision of the placement.
Population Served Adults
Long Term Success
Coordinators2inc has been a licensed, child placing agency since 1988 and was the first agency in Virginia to complete Parental Placment (full open, infant) adoptions; prior to the Hague Convention requirements of 2008, this agency had multiple international adoption programs and now networks wtih Hague Accredited agencies across the country  to continue to provide international adoption services.  Our agency was founded to serve children waiting in Foster Care and that tradition continues with the success of our Waiting Child program. Funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services Child-Specific Recruitment grant, we have successfully received this grant funding every year since it was first offered in 1988.  We developed the model used across the Commonwealth for recruiting families for the hardest to place children.
We are able to offer free and fee based services to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption. The range of services include: support groups, case management, clinical counseling to parents and families, multi-dimensional assessment for attachment/trauma/adoption issues, consultations, family activities and educational programs.
We are the Central VA site for the grant funded Adoptive Family Preservation Services provided by the VA Department of Social Services and UMFS.  All services provided under this grant program are provided for free.
All support groups offered are offered for free and include the Birth Parent/Adult Adoptee Support Group and two Adoptive Parent Support Groups. Each group meets monthly.
Fee based services are offered for those who do not qualify for services under the the grant.
Population Served Adults
Long Term Success
This agency has sustained a Family Support Program since 1992 when we partnered with UMFS and VA DSS to create the first model for Post Adoption Services to adoptive parents and thier families. 
We provide quality training & education to the general public, to other adoption service providers, to other child and family services providers and families and individuals touched by adoption. We have the expertise to train on all facets of the adoption experience.  We have established workshops that are held regularly throughout the year.  We can also tailor a training to a specific population or expand a training to offer more in-depth training to professionals.
In addition to our committment to training and educating the community about adoption, we also believe we must be strong advocates for meeting the needs of the adoption population, for improvements in the system of adoption and to ensure that policy and practice are reaching to new, innovative and best practice models not just in our agency but throughout the Commonwealth.  We serve on multiple policy committees, comment on legislative issues and frequently reach out to the media to publically address adoption issues.
Population Served General Public/Unspecified
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $590,000.00
Projected Expenses $588,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$534,006$587,910$516,865
Administration Expense$40,127$46,021$43,371
Fundraising Expense$12,198$11,183$14,169
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.011.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$178,674$164,544$169,635
Current Assets$175,492$160,872$164,973
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$6,520$28,447$37,819
Total Net Assets$172,154$136,097$131,816
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities26.925.664.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Organization Comments

In 2015, we were again successful in ending the year without a deficit. Between grant funds, fees for services, successful fundraising events that achieved or exceeded their goals, and our staff diligently monitoring expenditures, we have continued to experience a positive financial status throughout the year. 

Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s for 2010 and 2009 prepared by Gwendolyn Yvonne Faush, CPA.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990 for 2008 prepared by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes money raised through special events.
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" also includes support from government offices.