New Jersey families may be preparing for the holiday season, gearing up for the annual flurry of gift shopping, family get-togethers, travel and excitement. Sadly, many children in the state have no permanent place to call home and no family to spend time with during the holiday season. At this time of year, it is easy to forget the growing need for adoption.
Families may have a number of reasons to consider adoption. No matter what the reason, New Jersey children are crying out for someone to make them a part of a loving family. Recently, on National Adoption Day, both children and adults were able to tell the story of how adoption changed their lives forever. One child told reporters that he had dreamed of a home with a real family for as long as he could remember.
The number of children needing a home continues to grow. Many experts cite the worsening drug epidemic as a reason for the increasing number of children in foster care. In one county alone, officials state that about 500 children are removed from their biological family every year.
If a New Jersey family is interested in adoption, they may not know where to begin. It is often helpful to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to explain the process of adoption, and assist a family as they navigate the court system. With so many children in need of a loving, caring, home, adoption can truly change the life of a child forever.