- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of New Jersey.
- DCF County Agencies
Contact information of DCF agencies, organized by county.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in New Jersey.
- Licensed Private Adoption Agencies
Licensed private adoption agencies in New Jersey, courtesy of Adopt Us Kids.
- Pre-Service Training Information
DCF provides information on PRIDE pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in New Jersey.
- Resource Family Handbook
A DCF resource family handbook for foster and adoptive families.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding New Jersey’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
- Adoption Services
DCF provides an overview of adoption services
Searching for Children
- Children’s Aid and Family Services
Photo listing of waiting children in New Jersey.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on New Jersey to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting New Jersey children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in New Jersey, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select New Jersey to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of New Jersey, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Subsidy
General information on New Jersey’s adoption subsidy program.
- Directory of Post-Adoption Counseling Services Agencies
A list of New Jersey agencies that provide post-adoption counseling.
- FAFS Support & Training
Foster & Adoptive Family Services provides support and training opportunities for adoptive and kinship families. Click on the map to find support services in your county.
- Family Support Services
Support networks by county that provide family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy, and more.
- Foster Care Scholarships & Grants in New Jersey
Information on higher education scholarships available to children adopted from foster care in New Jersey.
- Parents Anonymous of New Jersey
Parents Anonymous of New Jersey is an intervention and prevention program that provides families and their children with support groups, education, referrals, and more. Foster parents, single parents, teen parents, grandparents, step parents, and parents of special needs children are encouraged to attend and share their family concerns in a safe and supportive environment.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in New Jersey.
- Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
SPAN provides families and professionals, resources, support, advocacy, bullying prevention, mental health, incarcerated youth, and more.
- Support for Adoptive & Kinship Families
Support resources for New Jersey adoptive and kinship families.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.