Many children long for a forever family because they are not able to be reunited with their birth parents. Being an adoptive parent can change a child’s life forever, as well as bring new joy and fulfillment to your family.
Children who are placed for adoption by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) are all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. The majority of the longest waiting children are African American children, teens and sibling groups. Many have special needs, such as physical or emotional disabilities or exposure to drugs or alcohol. People who adopt children with special needs are eligible to receive an adoption subsidy, including a monthly maintenance payment, medical coverage and assistance with legal fees for the adoption finalization.
The Division will not preclude a person from being an adoptive parent based solely on their culture, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, affectional orientation, or marital/civil union or domestic partnership status.
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Contact us by calling 1-800-99 ADOPT or email us HERE.