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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 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. 
 
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The Lynne Witkin/CPFA Scholarship

Sponsored by Concerned Persons for Adoption www.cpfanj.org

Lynne Witkin was a social worker, adoptive parent and volunteer advocate for adoption. She recognized the need for an annual gathering of professionals and parents and in 1979, pioneered New Jersey’s first “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference. Lynne also served as president of Concerned Persons for Adoption, the adoptive parent support group which has continued to coordinate this conference since her death.

This scholarship is offered in the hope of helping and encouraging qualified social work majors who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of adoption/child welfare. There are currently over a half million children in the U.S. in foster care. More than 100,000 of these are awaiting adoptive parents. There is a critical need for caring, capable social workers to enter the field of child welfare - protective services, foster care, adoption, post-adoption services and the like, especially at this time in New Jersey.

Scholarship winner announcement will be coming soon.

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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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