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Programs that provide guidance and support for people who have adopted a child or are involved in the process of adopting a child.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ADOPTIONProvides permanent placement of adoptive children with couples and singles, including infant adoption through its domestic program; and that of toddlers, older children and sibling groups through its international programs (Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia). Also specializes in special needs adoptions. Post -adoption resources are available to the entire community in the form of workshops, speakers and support groups.SuffolkADOPTIONSPENCE CHAPIN SERVICES TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesAdoption and Children’s Services provides consultations about adoption options, domestic adoptions; international and domestic home studies, post-placement supervisions, and counseling for pre-adoptive parents; counseling to birth mothers; counseling and record reviews for adult adopteesWestchesterADOPTION AND CHILDREN'S SERVICESFAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides services to help individuals and couples who want to adopt or become foster parents to children who are placed in the custody of the state. Provides the education, counseling and support needed for those who adopt or become foster parents.WestchesterADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE SERVICESABBOTT HOUSE
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides evaluation and placement for individuals or couples interested in adopting a child, along with counseling and support for those going through this process.DutchessADOPTION PROGRAMDUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS)
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides domestic infant and international adoption services, such as counseling for expectant parents, adoption placements, post placement supervision and support, post adoption counseling services and support groups.ErieADOPTION SERVICESADOPTION STAR
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides support for individuals and couples seeking to adopt or who have adopted, pre-and post-adoption workshops, current information on agencies, independent placement and international adoption.WestchesterADOPTION SUPPORT SERVICESADOPTIVE PARENTS COMMITTEE-HUDSON/CONNECTICUT CHAPTER
Adoption/foster Care ServicesOffers a free information and training seminar for anyone interested in adoption. Provides assistance to single individuals, non-traditional and traditional families who want to adopt and help them through the process, including online resources and interstate adoptions.QueensADOPTION SUPPORT SERVICESFAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides confidential pregnancy option counseling and support before, during, and after birth; referrals for medical, financial, and emotional assistance; identifying and helping select adoptive parents, arranging legally approved payments of pregnancy related expenses. Confidential referral and counseling to adopted child at any age; referral and assistance search for birth parents when appropriate. Confidential counseling, education, and support to adoptive parents; pre-placement home study; assistance in advertising for, networking, and locating birth parents.WestchesterADOPTION SUPPORT SERVICESFOREVER FAMILIES THROUGH ADOPTION
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesFoster Care and Adoptions provides case management services to children who have been placed in foster care or freed for adoptions. Services are also provided to parent(s)/legal custodians of the children placed in foster care to assist them in completing necessary services, with the goal to have their children safely returned home. Voluntary placement services are also available to help a parent(s) who has no other resources at a time when they are unable to care for their child(ren). Adoption services, such as a photo listing in the NYS Adoption Album, locating appropriate adoption homes, and assisting with legal and post adoptive services are other services provided.HamiltonFOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIONHAMILTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesFoster Care and Adoptions provides case management services to children who have been placed in foster care or freed for adoptions. Services are also provided to parent(s)/legal custodians of the children placed in foster care to assist them in completing necessary services, with the goal to have their children safely returned home. Short term voluntary placement services are also available to help a parent(s) who has no other resources at a time of crisis when they are unable to care for their child(ren). Adoption services, such as a photo listing in the NYS Adoption Album, locating appropriate adoption homes, and assisting with legal and post adoptive services are other services provided.ColumbiaFOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIONSCOLUMBIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesRecruits, certifies and trains prospective foster parents in order to provide homes for children who are temporarily removed from their birth families. Works with birth parents, children and foster parents with the goal of reunification. Works with group homes and residential treatment centers for children who need a higher level of structure. Provides ongoing supportive services to foster families. The Adoption Unit works with children who cannot be reunited with birth parents to seek adoption by their present foster parents or placement in a suitable alternative adoptive home. Provides information about post-adoption services. RocklandFOSTER CARE RECRUITMENT / FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT / FOSTER PARENTSROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Adoption/Foster Care ServicesTo prevent post adoption dissolution or disruption via support groups, children respite program, education program, home visiting and advocacyClintonPOST ADOPTION PROGRAMCHILD CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
ADOPTION INFORMATION LINEProvides a 24 hour hotline for Nassau County residents offering information about the adoption process, post adoption resources, options counseling and adoption services. Also offers referrals, information for professionals along with information on a variety of topics including infertility and family planning.NassauADOPTION INFORMATION LINESPENCE CHAPIN SERVICES TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
ADOPTION SERVICESProvides a full service adoption agency that offers recruitment, orientation, and training of families for waiting children, intensified placement services, crisis intervention, post adoption services, pregnancy outreach and counseling, infant adoptions, community education on child welfare issues, advocacy, and staff trainings. Call for more information.ADOPTION SERVICESFAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
AMETZ ADOPTION PROGRAMProvides guidance and support to couples and singles in selecting, developing, and implementing individualized, domestic or international adoption plans. Services include consultations, home studies, workshops, annual conference, support groups and newsletters. Also offers special programs serving families in the Jewish community.AMETZ ADOPTION PROGRAMJEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
CHILDREN OF THE WORLD ADOPTION AGENCY, INC.Offers guidance and assistance throughout the process of adoption of children from the Russian Federation and from Romania. Services include goup and individual orientation meetings, and assistance in preparation of documentation for State of New York, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the foreign government adoption authorities. Parental support groups are available.NassauCHILDREN OF THE WORLD ADOPTION AGENCY, INC.CHILDREN OF THE WORLD ADOPTION AGENCY, INC.
Counseling ServicesAlpha Pregnancy Care Center offers counseling and support groups for adoptive/post-adoptive, post-abortive individual and families. Additional class offered include pregnancy and childbirth, parenting, child safety, baby care, and more. .AlbanyCOUNSELING/SUPPORT GROUPSALPHA PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
Counseling ServicesOffers support and counseling, along with education and advocacy on the medical and emotional aspects and options for those struggling with infertility and reproductive issues, including adoption. Also educates individuals and couples on other support resources available for those with infertility and reproductive problems.New YorkINFERTILITY COUNSELINGAMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION
DOWNEY SIDE FAMILIES FOR YOUTHOperates national adoption agency devoted to recruiting, training, and certifying families for youth 7-17 years old, as well as special needs youth who need permanent families. Offers pre and post adoption support services. After certifying the family, a nationwide search is done for a child who fits one's family best. All services are in accordance with New York State Regulations. Call for more informationSuffolkDOWNEY SIDE FAMILIES FOR YOUTHDOWNEY SIDE, INC.
Education ServicesA free support, information and educational program for adoptive families and relative caregivers who have custody or guardianship of children. AGAPE is a counseling service which offers education, confidential assessment, support and referral and brief counseling for adoptive and guardianship families and professionals who work with guardianship families.RocklandAGAPE HUDSON VALLEYADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILY COALITION OF NEW YORK
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICAL CONSULTATION SERVICESOffers medical guidance to adoptive parents prior to, during, and following adoption of a baby from overseas. Medical abstracts and other data are evaluated contact may be made with representatives from countries of origin parents are prepared for travel urgent medical advice is available 24 hours a day when parents are abroad the child receives a complete medical evaluation and physical usually within a few days of arrival. Follow-up medical care can be provided or a consultation letter is sent to the child's pediatrician summarizing the history and physical examination.NassauINTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICAL CONSULTATION SERVICESWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
NEW BEGINNINGS ADOPTION SERVICESProvides counseling and affiliated services to pregnant unwed parents adoption services and placement for adoptive families and placing parents support and enrichment services to families including counseling for adoptees, adoptive families and birth parents community cultural and educational outreach services. Information provided upon telephone or written request.NassauNEW BEGINNINGS ADOPTION SERVICESNEW BEGINNINGS FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA BRANCH OFFICEOffers adoption, parent counseling and support, child care, foster care and medical services. Contact office for further information.NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA BRANCH OFFICEHOLT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC.
PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICESOffers pregnancy testnig, counseling, adoption information, advocacy, and material goods (maternity and baby clothing).SullivanPREGNANCY SERVICESFIRST WAY LIFE CENTER
RESOLVE/NORTHEAST REGIONProvides support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and increases awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.RESOLVE/NORTHEAST REGIONRESOLVE: THE NATIONAL INFERTILITY ASSOCIATION
SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICEProvides information, resources and a support network for women who are considering becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already mothers.SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICESINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE-HOLTSVILLEPrevents homelessness through finding homes for teens and pre-teens. Certify pre-adoptive parents through A-OKAY (Adopting Older Kids and Youth) parenting classes. Provides an Adopting Teens and Tweens TV show on channel 20 Cablevision of Brookhaven. Call for more information.SuffolkYOU GOTTA BELIEVE-HOLTSVILLEYOU GOTTA BELIEVE! THE OLDER CHILD ADOPTION AND PERMANENCY MOVEMENT. INC.

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