Adoption


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.

Join us for our Upcoming Events
(Click on our Calendar of Events for more)
 
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Concerned Persons for Adoption 
Annual Summer Picnic 
Saturday, August 7th 
11:00am-5:00pm
 
 Join us for some summer fun at 
Lewis Morris State Park-Sunrise Lake Beach 
270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960   
 
Due to beach capacity limits and to ensure admittance, 
please RSVP no later than July 30
 
 
CPFA is required to pre-pay admission for each person, which is non-refundable. 
So please only RSVP if you are sure you’re coming.   Thank you!
 
 
  
  
 
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CPFA Adoption Book Group
 
Thursday, July 22: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
 
                     Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver via Zoom.   
 
If you would like to join us please e-mail kathleen.s.walz56@gmail.com
 
See the CPFA Book Club page for more details
  
The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver) - July 22, 2021

 
 
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Our 2021 Lynne Witkin / CPFA Scholarship of $1,000 is going to Brandon J. Hickey.  He is a senior at Centenary University expecting to graduate in 2022 with a BSW. Brandon once served as a volunteer mentor and peer leader in programs for youth provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Center for Prevention and Counseling. His own experience as a child within the Division of Youth and Family Services (now DCPP) helped provide motivation and desire to work with children in need. Brandon is an excellent student at Centenary, and highly recommended by his instructors in the BSW program. His intention is to pursue an MSW after graduation.

 
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For additional information about the conference visit: Conference Page 
 
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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 www.adoptionsupport.org. 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 www.rootsandwingsnj.org. They are located at 75 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 303, Denville, NJ 07834.

 
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CPFA Supports Black Lives Matter
 

 
 
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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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