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NJ Adoption Information & Groups for Parents in NJ

Adoptive Parents Committee
P.O. Box 725, Ridgewood, NJ 07451
    Non-profit support and education organization offers pre- and post-adoption workshops, monthly meetings at FDU–Hackensack, newsletter, social events, play groups and annual conference in November.

Children’s Aid & Family Services
    Make a difference in a child's life. We have an urgent need for adoptive and foster parents, as well as mentors. Please call 201-261-2800; ask for the recruitment specialist.

Children’s & Family Services Programs
    Confidential post-adoption counseling services offered free of charge to families in Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties with children up to 21 years old. Also offer birth parent support group that meets monthly for birth parents who are contemplating adoption, have placed children, or are in the process of search and reunion.

Concerned Persons for Adoption
    Volunteer organization, open to anyone concerned with adoption, provides education, support and social opportunities to those who wish to adopt and to those who have adopted. See website for event schedule and locations.
May 5, 2018
          36th Annual Let's Talk Adoption Conference. Rutgers University Busch Campus Center, Piscataway. May 5, 2018, 9:15am-4:45pm. Workshops on domestic and international adoption, adoptee experiences, parenting, school issues.

877-KLG-LINE (877-554-5463)
    An Information Center for Kinship Care families. Services include an empathetic listener when you call, resources for families such as support groups, free lending library, newsletter, training workshops and comprehensive website. Resources to free kinship legal counseling for families that obtained KLG through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

New Jersey Coalition for Adoption Reform & Education
29 Hill St., Morristown, 973-292-2440
    Grass roots organization promotes openness, honesty and respect for family connections in adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction. Adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees, professionals and significant others welcome.

New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House - NJ ARCH
877-4-ARCHNJ (877-427-2465)
    The One-Stop Resource for those Touched by Adoption. Services include an empathic listener when you call, information and resources available include lists of mental health professionals, adoption support groups, lending library and more. Resources to free post-adoption counseling.
    National adoption magazine and website provides valuable information to pre- and post-adoptive families.

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Catholic Charities Therapeutic Foster Care
    Individuals, families and homemakers of all ethnicities and religions are needed to provide therapeutic foster care, short term foster care and emergency care to babies 0-6 months and children 5-18.

Children’s Aid & Family Services Inc.
76 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 209, South Orange, 201-261-2800
    Adoption and Foster Care: A labor of love for a lifetime of love. Children in need of loving need adoptive and therapeutic foster homes. Please call 201-261-2800; ask for the recruitment specialist.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families
1-877-NJFOSTER; 1-800-99 ADOPT
          Relative, foster and adoptive families needed for New Jersey children who need families that are loving, stable and safe.

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