COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NJ COVID-19 Guidance & Updates 
Mental Health Resources for Youth & Young Adults

State Services & Resources

Be a Foster Parent
Be an Adoptive Parent 
Foster & Adoption Services

Adoption Agency Licensing
Grandparent & Kinship Care
Office of Advocacy (Constituent Services) 

Connecting NJ
(Community Health Referral Services for Families with Children)

Adoption FAQs (Office of Vital Statistics & Registry) 
How to Place an Adoption on File (Domestic & Foreign Adoptions) 

New Adoption Records Law
  • Amended to the NJ Vital Statistics Act and signed into law
    May 27, 2014. 
  • Provides adoptees and/or designated indiividuals the
    opportunity to obtain a non-certified copy of their
    original birth certificate and other related documents.
  • Establishes safeguards to ensure privacy concerns of
    birth parents. 
  • Adoptees may receive a copy of their original birth
    certificate beginning January 2017.

New Adoption Records System FAQs
Overview of New Adoption Records System/
Access to Electronic Forms for Birth Parents

Federal Resources

Adoption Resources & Sevices 
Foster Care Resources & Services 

Community Resources

NJ Youth Resource Spot

Professional Resources

Expectant & Parenting Youth in Foster Care (Resources to Create, Maintain & Strengthen Effective Youth Programs)