New Jersey Adoption Information

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See also: Elizabeth Adoption, Jersey City Adoption, Newark Adoption, Paterson Adoption

Adopting in New Jersey

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.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in New Jersey.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near New Jersey in the listing below, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Couples Hoping to Adopt in New Jersey

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on ParentProfiles.com (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

Featured NJ Couples from Parent Profiles
Marcus & Kay  (from NJ)
The human heart...tells us that we're more alike than we're unalike. We will be thoughtful & caring of your feelings, as we get to know each other. We realize your decision will be unselfish & not...[more]

See All New Jersey Couples Hoping to Adopt through ParentProfiles.com.



Children Waiting for Adoption in New Jersey

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.

We're sorry, New Jersey does not currently feature children in The Adoption.com Photolisting. Contact your state officials if you'd like to see children waiting for adoption in the Adoption.com photolisting.


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James Hammond - 2 months ago
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