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FAFS Services Supported by the Foundation
Academic and Independent Living Scholarships
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) offers academic scholarships and independent living grants to young people who have grown up in...Read More »
Support & Training
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) provides support and training to resource parents in New Jersey. These families are the safety net...Read More »
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program exists for one reason – to ensure that our children are removed from danger with their self-respect in place. The goal of...Read More »
The Camp Scholarship Program is an initiative to provide children in foster care with the chance to attend a week of overnight camp at Camp...Read More »
A Holiday Celebration For Every Child
Through the A Holiday Celebration for Every Child Program , Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) hosts holiday parties and provides...Read More »
When removed from birth parents, children also frequently lose all the relationships that have been important to them – friends, neighbors, classmates, teachers, and sometimes even siblings. It is no wonder that children in foster care often feel different and very much alone.
The foster families who care for these children also face unique challenges and need opportunities to connect and learn from each other. It is very important to provide opportunities for these families and the children in their care to connect with peers who share their experiences and who understand the challenges of living in foster care and being part of a foster family. Support group meetings, newsletters, networking opportunities, including social events, help connect all members of a foster family.
It is essential for children removed from their families, due to abuse or neglect, to know there is still a community who cares for and about them, no explanations needed, and that many other children also live in foster families like theirs. Social events, often organized at the county level, provide opportunities for children to feel that sense of belonging, to know they are safe from misunderstandings or comments and to feel the support of a new community.
Help us help these children and the foster, adoptive, and kinship families who provide their daily care.
The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.