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 2024 Calendar of Events for more)
Mark your calendar for upcoming CPFA events.
Additional information will be provided closer to the event date. 
Thursday, July 25: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: CPFA Adoption Book Group
 Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on “How much of These Hills is Gold” by C. Pam Zhang.
Saturday, July 27: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: CPFA Summer Family Picnic!
Come join our group of adoptive families for a fun afternoon in the sun and water at Sunrise Lake in Lewis Morris Park. 
Saturday, October 19: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm: CPFA’s 10th Family Conference
Please join us for our tenth “Family Conference” that will feature topics that are sure to be of interest to many families, including workshops for prospective parents, adoptive parents and children ages eight to teens. 

CPFA Summer Family Picnic

Saturday, July 27th



Come out and join us for some summer fun.


Lewis Morris County Park-Sunrise Lake Beach

270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960


Meet us on the beach under the tent

Bring your own lunch, chairs, and beach toys

CPFA will supply drinks and snacks


Beach admission is free when you register

Families pay separately for the Wibit water feature


REMEMBER to RSVP by July 23th!

We look forward to seeing you!


Below is the link for the Summer Family Picnic Flyer:

CPFA is proud to announce the
2024 Lynne Witkin Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Emily Perry!


We are delighted to present the 2024 Lynne Witkin/CPFA Scholarship to Emily Perry.

Emily begins her MSW program at Rutgers University this summer, with a concentration on families, children, and adolescents. She worked as the lead teacher in a daycare while attending community college before transferring to Rutgers and majoring in Social Work. During her studies, Emily has worked in a variety of Social Work groups and had her interest in adoption fueled by a study abroad program in Romania.
She is excited to continue her education in the field of Social Work and to work towards a career in the critical areas of adoption and child welfare. She also hopes to become an adoptive or foster parent herself one day. Her desire “to be a light in a child’s darkness” motivates her, in all aspects of her life, to strive for a world in which all children experience love and acceptance in their homes. Please join us in congratulating Emily and wishing her well!
Stepping Out of Adoption’s Shadow:
Confronting the Problem of Unlicensed Adoption Intermediaries and Online Advertising in Private Domestic Adoption 

by Celeste Liversidge, Esq. and Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard

A surge in online adoption advertising and the proliferation of unlicensed adoption intermediaries (aka "baby brokers") in the past decade have created a troubling landscape for those impacted by private domestic adoption. Licensed adoption professionals, policymakers, and child welfare advocates should work together to safeguard the well-being of all parties involved in private domestic adoption through education, law enforcement, and legislation.

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CPFA offers a great opportunity to network with other adoptive parents. CPFA is not an adoption agency, but a volunteer organization working to support those who wish to adopt, and provide educational and networking resources to those who have adopted. Membership is encouraged and is open to anyone concerned with adoption.
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