Foster care is provided for newborns, 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 some who are born medically fragile.
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey believes that children benefit from individualized care and nurturing relationships. In our Foster Care programs, we support this belief by maintaining foster homes that provide loving care, interest, understanding and stimulation for each child in their home in order to best support their growth and development.
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- Foster homes are needed for infants and toddlers.
- We provide training, individualized and group support, baby supplies, accessible medical consultation and care.
- Specialized Foster Homes are needed for our precious infants and toddlers who have medical conditions requiring “extra care” from a caregiver who is home full time.
- 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
Interested in becoming a foster parent?
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CHSofNJ cares for infants and toddlers on a temporary basis while birth parents receive counseling from a CHSofNJ Birth Parent counselor. Temporary care services are provided when birth parents are unsure about whether or not they can care for their child, need services until they can care for their child, and/or are considering placing their child with relatives or with an adoptive family.
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There is no fee for these services. All services to birth parents are FREE and Confidential. While being cared for by CHSofNJ, we will provide everything your child needs, such as clothing, formula, food, toys, medical care. There is no fee for any of these services.
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CHSofNJ thoroughly evaluates, trains, and supervises all of the families who care for infants and toddlers. Your child will be cared for by an experienced, loving, and caring family in a private home. Many of our foster families have helped CHSofNJ provide these services for 5 to over 30 years. Families do not care for more than 2 children at any given time and our foster mothers stay at home full time with the children they care for. Our foster families and the children they care for receive supervision and supportive services from our Foster Care Workers.
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You can meet your child’s foster family, if you choose to do so. They will tell you about your child’s growth and development, and answer your questions. You can also choose not to meet your child’s foster family.
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You can visit your child and take photographs of him or her, even if you are considering placing your child with an adoptive family. Your counselor will help you make a visitation plan, if you choose to visit. If you are considering parenting your child, visitation is important for your child and for you.
For more information, contact CHSofNJ, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (800) 247-6365.