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Guide To Choosing An Adoptive Family For Your Child A mother’s intuition is real—you know what’s best for your child.

Making an adoption plan can be incredibly overwhelming. Choosing to place your baby takes a huge amount of thought and effort, and that’s only the first part. The second step, choosing an adoptive family for your child, is just as difficult. There are so many choices, it’s hard to know where to begin. Choosing an […]

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Adoption Tax Credit for Adopting Parents

Tax benefits for adoption include both a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid to adopt an eligible child and an exclusion from income for employer-provided adoption assistance. The credit is nonrefundable, which means it is limited to your tax liability for the year. However, any credit in excess of your tax liability may be […]

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Financial Assistance is available for Birth Parents:

Financial Support Services When it is not possible for people to go to work – due to a disability or other reason – DHS will help to provide services to New Jersey residents who need public assistance with the basic necessities of life, such as food and shelter. The Division of Family Development is the […]

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An Open Letter to Hopeful Adoptive Parents

  Dear Hopeful Adoptive Parents, You may feel invisible right now. Your home and your heart are incomplete. You long for what you see other people having, and you wonder if it will ever happen for you. You are not invisible. I see you. I see every single one of you because I was you. […]

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POSTIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE CHOICES AND NON-TRADITIONAL FAMILIES

This is a handy summary that is meant to be shared with teachers, coaches or other school personnel. It provides examples of outdated language as well as preferred language choices to be used when describing people affected by adoption. Additionally, the handout provides examples of common assignments that often prove problematic for many children and […]

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