Foster Children Programs

Our donor-funded NJ foster children programs give foster kids & youth the opportunity to live happier and more productive lives, allowing them to become self-sufficient adults.

Dreamers and Believers

Dreamers and Believers provides enrichment experiences for foster children up to age 21. Dreamers and Believers Grants are available in amounts of up to $750 per foster child in NJ.

Fostering Wishes

Fostering Wishes program grants wishes for children in foster care for the “little extras” in life that, often times, the State and foster parents are unable to provide due to financial constraints.

The Backpack Program is now The Bag Project

embrella’s Backpack Program was born from the images of children being removed from their homes for reasons of abuse or neglect with their belongings placed in trash bags.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Our summer camp scholarships for foster children in New Jersey provide kids with an enriching week-long sleep away camp experience.

Private Scholarships & Grants

embrella also provides privately funded scholarships and grants for New Jersey foster children and children adopted from DCF who are high school seniors.

The Life Book

embrella’s 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.


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.