Family Support

Being a caregiver can be stressful in the best of circumstances. That's why our Family Support Advocates are here. With their guidance and expertise, you'll feel more confident and safe in providing a loving home to the children in your care.

Family Support Advocates

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Carlissa Snowden-Gause

Bergen and Hudson Counties
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Family is the people who create safe space together where they can be their most authentic self & be accepted for who they are. It’s the people in life who show up for you in happy times and in struggles. Family is an understanding that no matter what, you are always valued, seen, & loved. Families love one another unconditionally.

Lindsay Fox

Essex County
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Family is that safe place you can go to and be yourself – not always perfect but always a part of you. Family is home, wherever that home resides, and we build ourselves from the blocks of that home’s foundation.

Michele Rodriguez

Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset, and Warren Counties
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Family isn’t always determined by biology. Family is comprised of those we choose to surround ourselves with, to support, to guide, and to celebrate with regardless of mistakes made and misspoken words. Above all else, family is where you belong, surrounded by unconditional love.

Travis Fuchs

Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties
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Family means love, history, identity, support, special bonds, and connection with relatives and close people in our lives. Family means coming together in support of loved ones in good times and in times of need.

Lisa Johnson

Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties
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What family means to me is unconditional love, support, and guidance. Families always stick together through the good days and the bad days!

Courtney Brown

CAMDEN County
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Family is commitment and devotion past bloodlines, last names, and gender roles. Family is sanctuary, family is peace. Family is home of the heart. Family is a teacher of morals, values, and traditions.

Erika Retamar

Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

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Family is the foundation of love; it is the glue that binds. Family is unconditional love and provides the key to success. As a family, we are strong, supportive, compassionate and understanding. Family is true happiness. Family is forever, a forever kind of love.

Tasia St. Louis

Middlesex and Union Counties
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Family is who you most count on, who you turn to in times of trouble, and who you celebrate with in times of joy. Your family gives you a sense of belonging, security, and values. Your family knows you better than anyone and will always love you.

Beth Taylor

Ocean and Monmouth Counties

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Family Support Managers

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Family is a foundation that grows and expands over time. It’s what we build upon, what we support and what supports us. Family is our past, our present and our future.

Lenore Bonilla

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Family is the foundation that which we build upon throughout our lifetime. It represents a sense of belonging, pride, and unconditional love and support.

Jessica Hernandez

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Family Advocates

One-on-one foster care support for any issue you may be having. Let us help!
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The Life Book

Our Life Book is the perfect way to capture memories with the child in your home while creating new ones together that they can take with them as they go.
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Board Rates

The 2020 New Jersey Foster Care Board Rates, also known as NJ Resource Family Board Rates.
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Kinship

Support for families raising grandchildren and relatives.
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Connecting Families

Looking to meet up with other locals in the foster care community? Look no further than our Connecting Families meetings.
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Mentoring Program

Mentors provide extra support, encouragement, friendship and guidance. They understand the concerns and daily challenges of being a resource, kinship and/or adoptive parent.
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FAQs

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
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Foster and Kinship Parent Resources

We are happy to supply resources for families with children in care.
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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.