Building Permanent Families, Communities & Connections for Youth in Foster Care

Families and agencies throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware turn to us for resources that make the adoption process easier. Our programs help youth in foster care who want supportive connections and families who want to grow, find each other.

  • Public Awareness

  • Events

  • Advocacy, Information & Referrals

  • Mentorship

Public Awareness

Our public awareness and recruitment efforts spread the stories of youth in foster care to help reach new prospective parents who may not have considered adoption before.

60% of the youth we work with get connected with forever families.

Meet Our Youth

Stories from dozens of young people across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware who are at risk of aging out of foster care.

Daniel, 11

Kai, 17

Rahkim, 7

Media Recruitment

Opportunities for agencies to share stories from young people seeking families across TV, radio, newspaper, and social media.

Media partnerships include:

  • "Wednesday's Child," a twice-weekly television segment on NBC10

  • Weekly columns in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, and The Philadelphia Tribune

  • Weekly features on KYW Newsradio

  • Bi-monthly features in Parenting Special Needs Magazine

If your agency needs to amplify the stories of some kiddos, connect with our team.

Match Events

Match events bring youth in care and prospective parents together for engaging activities. They’re great opportunities for everyone to meet, get to know each other, and create meaningful connections that form forever families.

2 out 3 youth who participate in match events meet families who are interested in adopting them.

An average of 7 matches result from every event.

Check Out Upcoming Match Events

Greater Philadelphia Area Matching Event

Open to approved families only.

When & Where

April 6, 2024

Philadelphia-area, PA

Advocacy, Information & Referrals

Working through state bureaucracy and adoption processes can be overwhelming. We respond to thousands of emails, phone calls, and social media inquiries about foster care and adoption every year.

We’re committed to championing the needs of underserved families by:

  • Advocating for LGBTQ+, disabled, and single-parented homes

  • Helping thousands of people navigate the foster care system every year

  • Supporting struggling families with remaining a family unit whenever possible

AdoptMatch

An online service that matches prospective adopters with adoptive agencies that can best meet their needs and goals.

We bring prospective adopters and adoption agencies together so we can get more kids in care into permanent families.

For Prospective Adopters:

  • Register your family.

  • Create your profile.

  • Get matched with an agency.

For Adoption Agencies:

  • Register your agency.

  • Search for prospective families.

Get in touch with our team to get registered with AdoptMatch.org

Youth-Specific Advocacy

Focused efforts on building families and connections for each young person.

Agencies come to us to help create support systems for specific young people who have a high risk of aging out of the foster care system. We support a few dozen kids at any given time. Their individual needs inform all of our public awareness and event programs.  

Mentorship Program

The Anchor Project

A community-based mentorship program for youth in care ages 12 and up.

Our focus extends beyond building families to creating supportive connections and communities for every young person in care.

The Anchor Project connects youth in foster care with responsible adult mentors who will:

  • Provide social, developmental, and emotional support to youth at risk of aging out of foster care.

  • Serve as a resource to young people as they learn to take on adult responsibilities.

  • Help mentees develop the skills to cope with strong emotions, stress, and anxiety.

  • Build long-term meaningful relationships through weekly check-ins and regular outings.

Interested in being a mentor? Connect with our team to get started.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

These programs are made possible by the foundations, corporations, and caring individuals who support us. We could not do this important work without them.

If you’re called to support our mission, connect with our team to explore sponsorship opportunities.

Support our Work

Our programs are made possible through the support of organizations and individuals who share our mission.

Discover all the ways you can support our work.

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