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  • Adoption

  • Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Help for Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care

  • How to Appeal a Finding by the Division of Youth and Family Services that You Have Abused or Neglected Your Child

  • Kinship Legal Guardianship

  • Reporting Abuse or Neglect of a Child

  • Termination of Parental Rights: A Handbook for Parents

  • The New Jersey Child Abuse Registry

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    This information last reviewed 10/28/11


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