New Number: To apply for Kinship Navigator Services call “2-1-1”
If you cannot call 2-1-1 from your phone, click here for additional information and a list of local agencies that support Kinship Navigator.


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Toll Free Warm Line: 877-KLG-LINE (877-554-5463)

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Welcome to KinKonnect, an information center for Kinship
Legal Guardianship families.

Are you an adult raising your relative's child or children?

Are you a Kinship Legal Guardian?
Do you have Legal Guardianship
of your grandchild,
another relative,
or family friend?

For more information click here: WHAT IS KINSHIP CARE?


Article of the month:Helping With Your Grandchild’s College Tuition
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  We are proud to announce that the NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH) is once again the NJ State-wide Coordinator for “A Home for the Holidays,”
the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption TV Special,
featuring Older Child Adoptions.

Date: Friday, December 19th
Time: 9 pm EST
Station: CBS 

 Are you Raising your Grandchildren
  or your Relative’s Children?

For Information and Services near you download
New Jersey’s “Grandfacts Fact Sheet”

To download the National “Grandfacts Fact Sheet” please click here









KinKonnect is a State funded service devoted to families that have been formed through kinship.
Our goal is to direct families to appropriate services in New Jersey.

Are you touched by adoption?                 
      Click here                 

Continued Medicaid Eligibility for Most Young Adults
Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care
Starts January 1, 2014

Click here for details


To contact someone from the KinKonnect staff or to submit a kinship-related question,

This site is being provided under the auspices of CHILDREN'S AID AND FAMILY SERVICES

KinKonnect is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

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Helping You Transition to Adulthood:
Resources for New Jersey's Youth

This New Jersey guide serves as a useful tool to assist you through the transition into adulthood. The information in this guide outlines resources as well as people who are available and willing to help you plan for your future. Ultimately, we want you to reach adulthood successfully!