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 supports Black Lives Matter

to the
Lynn Witkin/Concerned Persons for Adoption(CPFA) Scholarship

Melissa Santana

Each year at the "Let's Talk Adoption"sm Conference, CPFA presents a scholarship to a student who is pursuing a degree in Social Work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 conference was cancelled; however, the CPFA board unanimously agreed to present the 2020 scholarship.

The winner of the 2020 Lynne Witkin/CPFA Scholarship is Melissa Santana. Melissa is a BSW student at Georgian Court University who will be graduating in August 2020. She intends to obtain an MSW concentrating on Law and Social Work, with the goal of becoming an LCSW. Melissa was a foster parent prior to becoming a social work student; she experienced the child welfare process from beginning to end from a foster parent's perspective. After 11 years, Melissa was able to adopt her foster daughter. In her own words she looks "forward to being part of the solution in making a reality the pursuit of the advancement and implementation of laws and policies which uphold and secure the protection, education and health, and when needed, the adoption of children in our state."  

The CPFA board members and conference committee congratulate Melissa Santana on receiving the Lynn Witkin scholarship!


CPFA Book Group
Thursday, July 23
7:30 - 9 PM
Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on two books
The Nickel Boys (2019)
by Colson Whitehead (Historical Fiction)
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity (2012)
by Andrew Solomon (Non-fiction) (Chapters 7,8,9).
Meeting held Via Zoom
For more info and/or the Zoom Meeting link,
please contact Kathleen Walz
20th Annual CPFA Golf Classic
**CANCELLED - To Be Rescheduled in 2021**
Black Bear Golf Course
Franklin, NJ
Most Social Programs are held at the
First Presbyterian Church of Whippany
494 Whippany Road (Rte 10W)
Whippany, NJ 07981
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