What is embrella?

We are a New Jersey foster care nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Our mission is to embrace, support, and advocate for children, youth, and families within the child welfare community.

Who We Are

As a foster care nonprofit, we promote an enhanced understanding of foster care and serve as a catalyst for positive advances in the foster care system.

What We Provide

We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families, and others having the responsibility for and/or the interest in the well-being of children.

How We Help

We help youth achieve their educational dreams with scholarship programs and one-on-one foster adolescent coaching.

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion Mission

embrella is committed to creating a culture of inclusiveness, diversity, and acceptance

Foster Parent in NJ

You can become a foster parent in NJ. Call 800.222.0047 to complete an inquiry.

Program Donations

You can donate to our programs that benefit resource families and children in care. We also host fundraising events that benefit our families.

Annual Report

Learn more about what we’ve accomplished in the lives of foster, adoptive and kinship families across the state.

Our 990

Interested in learning more? Check out embrella’s federal tax return form.

Contact Us

Want to learn more? We sure hope so! Contact us in a number of ways so we can share our mission with you!


Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, serves foster, adoptive and kinship parents in communities throughout NJ. We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We help foster children by offering programs to support them from childhood to young adulthood.