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The Mercer WIC Office Program is now serving from our new Trenton office at
416 Bellevue Avenue.

El Programa de WIC de Mecer ahora está sirviendo desde la nueva oficina en Trenton en el 416 Avenida Bellevue.

Welcome to The Children's Home Society of New Jersey

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Saving Children’s Lives,
Building Healthy Families from
The Children’s Home Society of NJ
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We save children’s lives and build healthy families. Founded in 1894, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. We protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes. CHS of NJ gives parents the knowledge they need to help their children and themselves long after our active services have ended.

There are many ways we help. We provide Adoption options, Birth parent counseling, Child abuse prevention and treatment, Child care services, Community and neighborhood-based services, Foster care, Pre- and post-natal services, School-based youth services, Child welfare services, Kinship Services, Early childhood and parenting services.

We see the positive results of our work every day. Click here for a summary of recent assessments and outcomes of our services.

We offer over 100 years of adoption experience.

Those services include domestic infant adoption, referrals to international placement agencies, home studies for families residing in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, applying for international and domestic adoption, placement for domestic adoption, and pre- and post-adoption support, including searches and reunions and background reports.

We serve New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

  • Licensed as an adoption agency in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Accredited by COA
  • Founding member of the Child Welfare League of America
  • Our administrative and main office is located in Trenton, NJ, with branch offices in Lawrenceville, NJ; Toms River, NJ; and Bucks County, PA.
  • Our services are provided to all eligible clients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or national origin
  • Services by county

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TEDI's 25th
Event of the Year!

May 22, 2014
Hedgepth/Williams School
Trenton, NJ

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At this time we have temporarily suspended acceptance of new applicants for adoptive families in an effort to keep the anticipated wait time to welcome a new child into your home within an acceptable range. Please continue to check back with us if you are interested in becoming an adoptive family through CHS of NJ.

Contact Marie Braun for more information: 609-695-6274 x115 or

Hear a Special Radio Interview About Our Ocean County and Sandy Relief Services.

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Volunteer Newsletter

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Contact Dana Johnson at
609-695-6274 x161.


Austin – An uncertain beginning

Baby Grace – One little miracle

Andy – Big emotions for a little boy

Joey – A life with a special meaning

Child Welfare League of America COA

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
635 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: (609) 695-6274 - Fax: (609) 394-5769