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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   Thursday, October 28: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: CPFA Adoption Book Group via Zoom. 
 
 
 
                                 Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on                                             “This Tender Land”  by Willam Kent Drueger. 
                     Reading the book is encouraged, but not required
                      If you would like to join us please e-mail kathleen.s.walz56@gmail.com
                        to be included in the Zoom invite.
                  Add "CPFA Book Group Zoom" in the email subject line.
                   An email will be sent to each attendee with the Zoom meeting link,                   password and instructions on joining our CPFA Book Group Discussion. 
 
We look forward to “seeing” many of you there!

Visit us at www.cpfanj.org.

Follow and “Like us” on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/cpfa.newjersey.3 
 
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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Marketing Communications Internship
Concerned Persons for Adoption

Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA) is currently recruiting for a Marketing Communications Intern to support the organization and its annual conference.

The Marketing Communication Intern will be responsible for leading and managing communications externally for CPFA, with a specific focus on social media.

This is a paid position for the academic school year at 10-15 hours per week.

Primary responsibilities:
 
       ·        Assess and define target audience for CPFA and its annual conference, working in              partnership with CPFA board members.

·        Assess and define target communications channels (email, social media, etc.) for engaging CPFA stakeholders, throughout the year and specifically for its annual conference

·         Develop/curate content for social media platforms that drives audience engagement   for CPFA and participation in annual conference

·         Develop/execute a paid promotion plan for amplifying social media content

·         Monitor engagement and develop a dashboard for reporting performance metrics

Qualifications:

  •   Academic focus on marketing or communications.
  •   Strong written, oral and visual communication skills
  •   Strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and project management skills.
  •   Passion and demonstrated expertise in engaging stakeholders through social media    channels.
  •   Experience in managing project budgets and deadlines.
  •   Proactive, self-starter and able to work independently and in a team environment.

 

Please send a resume or direct questions to info@cpfanj.org

Review of resumes begins immediately.

 Please click link for a copy of the Marketing Communictions Internship flyer: 

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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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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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