Change a Life

Learn how to become a foster parent in NJ and make a real difference in the life of a child in need.


Thank you for your interest in learning how to become a foster parent in NJ. In New Jersey, the number of youth in foster care continues to be reduced each year because the Division of Children and Families (DCF) is focusing on services that strengthen and assist families to prevent abuse and neglect and kinship care when out of home placement is required. This has afforded DCF the opportunity to reevaluate the capacity of their current pool of resource families and their ability to meet the needs of our youth. As a result, DCF has suspended all new inquiry submissions at this time. Please continue to check our website for any updates.

Are you curious as to why NJ and the rest of the country is prioritizing kinship care? Watch the video below.