Community Resource

Post Adoption and Kinship Counseling Services (PACS) (CAFS)

(201) 740-7124
Fair Lawn

Post Adoption and Kinship Counseling Services (PACS) (CAFS)

Children’s Aid and Family Services offers outpatient Post Adoption and Kinship Counseling Services, also called PACS, to the entire Bergen County community.

  • Serves families who have adopted children, up to age 21
  • And families who finalized Kinship Legal Guardianship with DCP&P for a child through age 18
  • Provides family focused and individual therapy, free and without time limits
  • Families are seen in our Fair Lawn office, with the possibility for in-home therapy where there are challenges to in office
  • Specializes in the unique challenges & difficult emotions areas of adoption, grief and loss, separation from birth parent/family; kinship care; lifebook/lifestory; trauma

All of our clinicians specialize in the clinical concerns of adoption including, but not limited to: identity issues; loss and separation; curiosity about origins; and feelings of difference. There is no fee for any of the PACS services provided to families, and services are available in our Fair Lawn and South Orange offices.

To make a referral to our program, the parent/kinship parent simply need call the program director, Lisa Duff, at (201) 740-7124.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Payment Options
  • Free
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)

Last Updated: 06/25/21