Foster Parent and Adoption Recruitment Info Session
Warinanco Sports Center
1 Park Dr.
DATE / TIME
Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Right now there are thousands of New Jersey children who need the warmth and guidance of a family. You can make a difference, be a foster or adoptive parent. Welcome these children into your family to provide safety, stability and love.
Research has shown that LGBTQ youth are over represented in in foster care. LGBTQ youth enter the foster care system for many of the same reasons as non-LGBTQ youth in care, such as abuse, neglect, and parental substance abuse. Many LGBTQ youth have the added layer of trauma that comes with being rejected or mistreated because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
You can make a difference. Join us for this information session presented by the NJ Department of Children and Families and learn how you can provide an affirming home for LGBTQ foster youth in our community.
During this two-hour information session you’ll hear from current foster parents and former foster youth. Youth resource organizations will be present with additional support materials. Child care activities are available during the session.
A light dinner will be provided.