Foster and Adoption Services
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a resource parent to children and youth in state care. In New Jersey, the number of youth in foster care continues to be reduced each year due to a focus on services that strengthen and assist families to prevent abuse and neglect, and the prioritization of  kinship care when out of home placement is required. This has afforded us the opportunity to reevaluate the capacity of our current pool of resource families and their ability to meet the unique needs of special populations of youth in care.  

As a result, the state has begun to process only the inquiries of prospective resource families who are willing and able to provide a loving home to the following :

If you experience any issues with completing this inquiry please call 1-800-222-0047 

If you are interested, click on the link below to apply:

Please continue to check our website for any future updates as we continue to assess our needs.

If you have any questions about foster care services, please contact 1-877-NJ FOSTER or email

Office of Resource Families Main Number: 609-888-7055

If you have any questions about adoption services, please contact 1-800-99 ADOPT. 
If you've already adopted and would like to contact the Office of Adoption Operations:

Office of Adoption Operations Main Number: 609-888-7460

Adoption Subsidy Unit: 1-800-847-5027

KLG Subsidy Unit: 1-866-233-5356

Adoption Registry Unit: 609-888-7474

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