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FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES INC
September 15, 2013

I am blessed to be a part of FAFS in Sussex County NJ. I didn't know about them when we started our journey with DYFS, but only months in I was in the middle of a VERY stressful placement and ready to cry with getting no support from the child's worker at DYFS. I got a flyer in the mail advertising a training coming up the following month with Chery Novak's name and phone number on it. I thought I HAVE to go to this training and I NEED to meet other foster parents. I called the number and Cheryl was not home but her husband Larry took me under his wing and talked me down and shared some of their experiences and gave me advise on what to do next! I thank GOD for that flyer and for Cheryl and Larry being so open and helpful. Now 10+ years later I am offering the help and support to new foster parents...it is a great way to get to know others walking the same road.

FAFS offers in service training almost monthly at our local office, our local chapter plans a terrific Holiday party for all foster and adoptive families in our county each year and the kids have a fantastic time. They also try to plan something fun for our families in the summer months. At Christmas they help out with gifts for the kids.

If there is ever a crisis there is someone to talk to with their hotline. It is different that they stay with us even after we adopt...

My husband and I are fortunate to have adopted two children when they were little, they are now 16 and 10! We have had a total of 35 children come to our home in the past 16 years and with the help and assistance of FAFS we hope we are able to continue another 16 years!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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