NJ Child care officials are looking for LGBT foster parents


Foster and adoptive families provide a home for children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. These children are in need of nurturing families who will help them heal and grow.

Right now, right here in New Jersey, there are children who need foster and adoptive ­parents. The Department of Children and Families, Division of Youth and Family Services is actively recruiting foster and adoptive parents for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Questioning and Intersex) youth.

LGBTQI youth are particularly vulnerable to “failed” placements, multiple rejections, and frequent transitions.