Better Living Adoption Services

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560 Springfield Avenue
Suite C
Westfield, NJ 07090
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Better Living Adoption Services, Inc. is a non-profit, private New Jersey licensed adoption agency.

Better Living Adoption Services, Inc. was created in February 1982 to provide professional services to you, the adoptive parents, as well as to birth parents but, most importantly, the child.

Our State licensed and certified social workers and staff understands the various and personal reasons that have lead you to your consideration or decision to adopt. We are sensitive to your individual situations.

Your potential child also stems from a history that is as individualized as each of you are. It is out goal to help you find each other.

We take great pride in preparing your home study so that it reflects your individuality. And our professionally trained and certified social workers take care to assist our birthparents in selecting a family that meets their individual needs.

Services and information

  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

New Jersey offers excellent support and services for foster parents in the state. Let's take a closer look at what's offered.

Foster Parent Training

To become a foster parent in New Jersey, you are required to attend PRIDE training. There are three major components to the training including pre-service training, core training, and advanced and specialized training. Within the three components, you will learn skills in five essential competency categories:

  1. Nurturing and protecting children
  2. Meeting the developmental needs and addressing developmental delays of children
  3. Supporting the relationships between families and children
  4. Making safe and nurturing family connections that will last a lifetime
  5. Working as a member of a professional team

All licensed foster parents will also have access to many additional workshops, both in-person and online. This may be through e-Learning, webinars, home correspondence courses, or support groups and meetings.

Parent Support

Foster parents receive a monthly payment starting at $716, a clothing allowance, and health care coverage for the child in their care. The amount you receive varies, depending on the child's age and specific needs.

You may also be eligible for:

  • Childcare services while working or attending foster parent training
  • Special needs transportation reimbursement
  • Infant care items
  • Essential safety gear such as car seats and bicycle helmets
  • Flexible funds for child's special needs

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.0 / 5
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Barbara Fraley
Mar 31, 2021

The below previous two reviews, one was never a client of Better Living Adoption and the other was declined approval due to OOL regulations. Better Living Adoption strives hard to ensure the clients we serve are ready and prepared to parent through adoption, they do not have a history of child abuse/neglect and demonstrate financial stability among other requirements. Our first priority at Better Living Adoption is in focusing on the best interest of the child. Thank you.

Rating: 5

Kelly Eaford
May 13, 2020

Very bad business and scam artists.

Rating: 1