The word alone seems full of questions. The process is unknown to most who haven't been through it, as are the rewards.

Concerned Persons For Adoption (CPFA) is a non-profit organization in the State of New Jersey dedicated to the belief that every child deserves a family. CPFA is not an adoption agency, but a volunteer organization working to support those who wish to adopt, and to provide educational and networking resources to those who have adopted.

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CPFA thanks all who contributed to the holiday gift drive for New Jersey's foster children! Despite this challenging year, the support for this drive was remarkable! Through the generous donations by Fiserv Corporation, our online contributors, and the CPFA Board of Directors, we were able to purchase enough gifts for over 100 foster children! Each gift was hand-picked, wrapped and delivered to various NJ foster care organizations. The recipient organizations were very appreciative and knew that the children would be thrilled with their gifts. Thank you so much for your continued support of the CPFA holiday gift drive for NJ's foster children!


Join us for a VIRTUAL discussion on... 
                   Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:30-9:00 pm 
via Zoom 

Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA) will hold its free Book Group discussion on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 pm via a Zoom Meeting online.  Join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the book The Exiles” by Christina Baker Kline.

Please contact Kathleen Walz via email at to be included in the Zoom invite, add "CPFA Book Group Zoom" in the email subject line. Kathleen will send an email to each attendee with the Zoom meeting link, password and instructions on joining the CPFA Book Group Discussion.  Kindly install the Free ZOOM app ( and test it before the meeting starts. 

      Sunday, February 7 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Men’s Only” Super Bowl Sunday Gathering (via Zoom)
A great opportunity for the Dad’s to gather and talk about sports, family life, challenges and joys. Be ready to bring your favorite snack and drink! Register via the following registration link

Questions? E-mail us at The link will be sent the day before or morning of the event. Go Team!


Charitable Donations to Support Adoption and Foster Care

Starting in the early stages of the pandemic, we at Concerned Persons for Adoption have had to cancel many events and move others online, and as we now find ourselves in what has become a time of triple crisis (Coronavirus, economic recession, and racial tensions), we wanted to do more to help children. Therefore, the Board of Directors and Executive Board decided to make a $500 donation to each of two organizations that work with adopted and foster children. These children's fears and uncertainties have likely increased exponentially in recent months given their separation from their families of birth, members of whom may be sick or struggling financially.

One of the donations was made to The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Their CEO, Debbie Riley, is a past keynote speaker at our "Let’s Talk Adoption"sm Conference. C.A.S.E. offers counseling services (both telehealth and in-person) for adoptive families, training programs for professionals, and many educational opportunities for parents through webinars. For more information on C.A.S.E., visit their website at They are located at 3919 National Drive, Suite 200, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

The other donation was made locally to Roots and Wings, based in Denville, New Jersey. Roots and Wings provides young adults who age out of New Jersey’s foster care system with safe housing, case management, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency. In this time of triple crisis, it truly must be a daunting task to suddenly be on your own as an independent young person with no immediate family for support. For more information on Roots and Wings, visit their website at They are located at 75 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 303, Denville, NJ 07834.

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Most Social Programs are held at the
First Presbyterian Church of Whippany
494 Whippany Road (Rte 10W)
Whippany, NJ 07981
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