What is Foster and Adoptive Family Services?
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is a New Jersey foster care nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.Our mission is to provide support, training and advocacy to meet the special needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families, who provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children in foster care.
What does FAFS do?
As a foster care nonprofit, we promote an enhanced understanding of foster care and serve as a catalyst for positive advances in the foster care system.
We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families, and others having the responsibility for and/or the interest in the well-being of children. This may include members of the community.
We develop and distribute educational, training and other resource materials to private charities, government agencies and others interested in the well-being of children. FAFS’ dedicated volunteers and professional staff work relentlessly as frontline advocates to serve foster and adoptive families in an objective and empathetic manner. We strive for excellence, and we build trusting relationships with all those we serve.
- Toll-Free Information Line (Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
- Advocacy/Support Services
- Liaison/Mediation Services
- Information Resources
- Referral Services
- Public Awareness/Recruitment
- Recreational Fund
- Scholarship Fund
- Community Based Support
Why are children placed in care in the first place?
Children are placed in care because they are abused or neglected by their parents and it is unsafe for them to remain at home. With the help of caring people like you, FAFS helps bridge the gap between what the government can provide and what foster children actually need.
How can I help a child in need?
You can become a foster parent in NJ. Call 800.222.0047 to complete an inquiry.
I’m not sure I want to become a foster parent. Is there another way I can help?
You can become a Friend of FAFS. You can donate to our programs that benefit resource families and children in care. We also host fundraising events that benefit our families. We urge you to join us. Together we are stronger!