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 adopt from foster care in NJ. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on operations, New Jersey’s Division of Children and Families (DCF) has suspended all new inquiry submissions at this time. Please continue to check our website for any updates.

However, when inquiries do reopen in 2021, please be advised they will focus on families who are willing and able to provide a loving home to our youth who have complex developmental and medical needs.

If you are interested in a specific child who has been featured on New Jersey’s Adoption page, please contact the Office of Adoption Operations at 609.888.7460 and someone will assist you with your inquiry.

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