NJ ARCH is a State-Funded service that provides support to all members of the adoption constellation.* Our goal is to direct people to appropriate adoption services in New Jersey.
Some of our services include:
The NJ ARCH Warm Line provides information, resources and an empathic ear. Whether you need help with adoption issues, have questions about how to start the adoption process or just had a difficult day with your adopted child(ren), you will receive a supportive reception when you call NJ ARCH. Our warm line team members provide telephone consultation and are happy to direct you to the services you need for you or your family. Both English and Spanish speaking representatives are available. The Warm Line is staffed 40 hours per week. Leave a message anytime and your call will be returned within one business day.
Our toll-free Warm Line number is: (877) 4ARCHNJ or (877) 427-2465
Questions can also be e-mailed to our Warm Line at: email@example.com or our Spanish warm line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Resource portion of the website includes local, state wide and regional resources. Our Resource Directory includes adoption agencies, support groups, mental health providers with experience in adoption, medical resources, special needs camps, crisis intervention, family support organizations and more. These resources are arranged alphabetically, as well as by NJ county and surrounding states (PA, DE, NY and other).
To go directly to our Resource Directory page, click here – go to http://njarch.org/resources
NJ ARCH has an extensive library of adoption and parenting books, videos, pamphlets and articles. An annotated bibliography is available on the Free Lending Library page of this site. The books have been reviewed by adoption professionals and the notes will help you choose the book that’s right for you. The materials are sorted by area of interest.
Materials may be borrowed for up to three weeks. The items include a self-addressed stamped envelope for easy re-mailing back to us. Just leave it out for pick up by your letter carrier or drop it in a mailbox. Loaned items valued over $50 will require a credit card number and expiration date. Your card will only be charged if you fail to return the book or video.
To borrow a book or video select Free Lending Library from our home page and search on topics. Once you find a book / video you would like to borrow, select “Click to Borrow” and fill out the required information so we may send you the material. You may also contact our warm line by e-mail or telephone to help you through the process. If you need us to help find articles or publications related to adoption and/or foster care, please contact our warm line directly so we can help you find information that may be most helpful.
NJ ARCH remains sensitive to families and children who have special needs related to adoption. Our resource directory, website, and library represent ever-growing source of special needs resources. For a look at books and videos in our free lending library focused on special needs, please click here. If you need an article related to special needs, please call or e-mail the NJ ARCH warm line. Many of the camps listed on our website have a focus on special needs. To browse our list of camps, go to our Resource section and select “Camps.”
Other NJ ARCH website features include Handbooks and Publications, Events around the state focusing on adoption and/or foster care, a What’s New section and much more. We trust that you will find our website helpful.
Have an Adoption Question?
Feel free to contact our warm-line at: 1.877.4ARCHNJ (1.877.427.2465)
OR e-mail us at: email@example.com.
We have staff available to help you in English and Spanish.
Are You Touched by Kinship Care?
Find information and resources at our sister site, www.kinkonnect.org.
NJ ARCH is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency
as part of “Promoting Safe and Stable Families” (IVB Funds).
*The adoption constellation includes anyone whose life is touched by adoption, including those who receive and/or deliver services.