Adoptions in New Jersey can be done through the Division of Youth and Family Services, specifically the Division of Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) or an approved adoption agency.
Children who are placed for adoption through the state of New Jersey have experience abuse and neglect. Some of these children are part of sibling groups who want to be place together, children of minority heritage, are older, or have disabilities.
Potential adoptive families can inquire about adoption of specific children through their online web site. All families will be required to attend an orientation meeting, where they will receive an adoption application. Those families, who still desire to adoption, after the orientation meeting, will need to fill out the application and submit it to FAFS.
When FAFS receives the application, then they will arrange for a Home Finder to contact the adoptive parents to arrange a date and time for the first home study interview. The home study will require the family to attend pre-service training, submit references, get a criminal history check done on every adult member eighteen years and older, and comply with other additional requirements.
Families who are approved to adoption a child will receive an approval letter upon completion of the home study. The family is then ready to learn about the availability of a specific child and accept a referral.
Those who want to adopt newborn babies or younger children can seek the help of an approved agency. These agencies work with birth parents that choose adoption for their children. They also work with orphanages and attorneys in other countries, to facilitate International Adoptions.
It's important to remember that there are children all over the world who need homes. Your child may be found in a different state or even a different country.
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Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in New Jersey who are hoping to be adopted.
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