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Infant Foster Care

photoFoster care is provided for newborn infants and children who are in need of temporary foster care while their parents are receiving counseling through the agency regarding permanency planning. Although, a number of our babies are born healthy and in need of a permanent loving family, there are more who are born medically fragile.

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey recognizes the benefit to the child of the individualized care afforded through foster family care, and the intrinsic dangers to the child who is deprived of a nurturing relationship with parent figures. Consistent with this philosophy, the agency maintains foster homes that provide loving care, interest, understanding and stimulation for children conducive to their growth and development.

Medically Fragile Infant Foster Care

  • Infants and toddlers are waiting in hospitals for a family to care for them.
  • Many of these children have specialized health needs.

If you want to help change a child's life and think you might be interested in becoming a foster family resource for these children, please call Patricia Faiola at (609) 695-6274 ext. 149 or for more information or to begin the application process for the Medically Fragile Infant Foster Care Program. Training, individualized and group support are directly provided by CHS of NJ. You must reside in New Jersey.

CHS of NJ Infant Foster Program

  • Foster homes are needed for infants and toddlers.
  • We provide training, individualized and group support, baby supplies, accessible medical consultation and care.
  • Active Foster Parent Club provides support, advocacy, and training.

If you love infant and toddlers, have room in your home and your heart, and think you might be interested in becoming a family resource for these children, please contact Patricia Faiola at (609) 695-6274 ext. 149 or for more information or to begin the application process. You must reside in New Jersey or Bucks County, PA.

Please note: If sending an email, please include your name, address and phone number in order to receive a response

Infant Foster Care scheduled meetings:

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location:  CHS of NJ, 635 S. Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611
Contact Patricia Faiola at 609-695-6274, ext 149 or at pfaiola@chsofnj.org to RSVP

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location:  CHS of NJ, 635 S. Clinton Ave. Trenton, NJ 08611
Contact Patricia Faiola at 609-695-6274, ext 149 or at pfaiola@chsofnj.org to RSVP


The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
635 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: (609) 695-6274 - Fax: (609) 394-5769