Office of Children and Family Services

Adoption Services

Child Photolisting Disclaimer

Thank you, for considering New York State's Waiting Children. All the children photolisted on the website are legally freed for adoption. Each child’s narrative is intended to introduce you to the child while respecting the child’s right to privacy. The narrative is not intended to provide a detailed description of the child’s history or current needs. When it is determined to be in the child’s best interest, the agency contact will share more detailed information about the child with individuals who may be able to provide a permanent connection and/or adoptive home for the child.

You will find the name and phone number of the child’s agency contact in the child’s summary. It is helpful to provide the child’s photo listing ID when speaking with agency contacts. Families can also obtain the contact information by e-mailing the New York State Adoption Services office.

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When requesting more information on a child, please be aware that you may not be given any identifying information until the agency has received a copy of your Homestudy and has determined your family is a potential match for the child.

NYS residents wishing to begin the Homestudy process can refer to the Adoption Information on this the web site. In addition, you can contact your local social service district.

Out of state residents, who are not approved as an adoptive family, should consult with your state's adoption agency. However, if your family is approved as an adoptive family, refer to the information on Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, located under Adoption Information on this web site.