Foster Care Awareness
Open your heart and home to a child in need.
“Through the eyes of a child”. It is
imperative to emphasize the deep rooted feelings
of longing and insecurity the children live with
on a daily basis.
Parenthood is the most sacred and rewarding
role a person can have in life. There are
multiple opportunities to be a foster parent and
provide foster care for children in need of
safe, loving and stable home.
These are many wonderful children whose
chance of being adopted are hindered either
because they are not legally free for adoption
or because of problems from the traumatized
background. These children are in need of love
just as much as any other kids.
During the time that these children live in a
foster home, foster parents provide the same
care that the children’s own parents would
provide. Foster parents also help children
understand that they will be either returning to
their own families or adopted whichever is the
case. Foster parenting is a commitment to make a
meaningful contribution to a child’s life,
although it may not require a lifetime
commitment to a child.
As a foster parent you will experience the
joy of parenting even if it is temporary. You
will have the satisfaction of knowing that you
have made a positive difference in the life of a
Requirements are not complicated.
DYFS (Division of youth and
family services) and CFS (Children and Family
Services) will help you through the steps to
become a foster parent and provide the training
to help you understand the special needs your
foster child may need.
While a foster child is in your home DYFS or
CFS provides support to assist in their care.
Frequently asked questions:
must be an adult.
- You must provide a
safe environment for a child.
- You will receive
- Your entire
household must be involved.
- You can make a
commitment to a child who needs help.
- You can work as
part of a team.
1-877-NJ-Foster to learn more.
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