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The Office of Children and Family Services is committed to identifying connections to the services most frequently sought by adoptive families in need of support. The contact listings are intended to cover the broadest range of needs. Please be aware of how the response feels to you; if something does not appear to be meeting your family's needs, try a different provider or even a different direction.

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Services for Children and Families

OCFS and your local department of social services are available to support and assist adoptive families. Please consider contacting your local department of social services, as well as, the other agencies listed here to help identify needed services, direct you to community resources and other adoptive parents, or just to provide a listening ear.

TANF Post Adoption Funding

Governor Cuomo Announces $1.57 Million For Post-Adoption Services

New York Council on Adoptable Children (Serving NYC)

Program Contact:
Joann Buttaro
333 W 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-475-0222

Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs)

PRCs work to:

PRCs serve post-adoptive families and post-guardianship families. Post-adoptive families are families who have finalized the adoption of their child. They include any adoptive family member, whether the adoption was an agency (public or authorized voluntary agency) adoption; a private placement adoption; or an international adoption. Post-guardianship families include families with legal guardianship of the child and an approved KinGAP agreement or families with legal guardianship without a KinGAP agreement.

Abbott House

Program Contact: Althea Milton, amilton@abbotthouse.net
100 Commerce Drive, Suite 101, New Windsor, NY 12553
914-740-6225

Serving Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Southern Tier Finger Lakes)

Program Contact: Renee Hettich, renee@affcny.org
950 Danby Road Suite 318, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0034
888-354-1342

Serving Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, and Tompkins counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Hudson Valley)

Program Contact: Sharon Williams, sharon@affcny.org
108 Main Street, Suite 5, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-679-9900
888-354-1342

Serving Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Central NY)

Program Contact: Renee Hettich, renee@affcny.org
950 Danby Road, Suite 318, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0034
888-354-1342

Serving Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, and Madison counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Long Island)

Program Contact: Samantha Fuhrman, samantha@affcny.org
21 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
631-598-1983
888-354-1342

Serving Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, and Suffolk counties.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester
DBA Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Program Contact: Deacon Peter Dohr, peter.dohr@dor.org
94 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456
315-789-2686

Serving Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties.

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

Program Contact: Jamie Basiliere, jamie@primelink1.net
PO Box 2640, 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-561-4999

Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin (includes St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation), Hamilton, and St. Lawrence counties.

Children's Home of Jefferson County

Program Contact: Karen Richmond, Krichmond@nnychildrenshome.com
PO Box 6550, 1704 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-7430

Serving Franklin (includes St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation), Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties.

G.A. (Gustavus Adolphus) Family Services, Inc.

Program Contacts:
Karl Wiggins, karlw@lutheran-jamestown.org
Erika Garcia, egarcia@lutheran-jamestown.org
200 Gustavus Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701
716-665-2116

Serving Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming counties.

Hillside Children's Center - Binghamton

Program Contacts:
Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon, tmahnken@hillside.com
Beth Harrington, bharring@hillside.com
840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
607-722-2507

Serving Alleghany, Broome, Chemung, Onondaga, Steuben, and Tioga counties.

Hillside Children's Center - Rochester

Program Contacts:
Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon, tmahnken@hillside.com
Karen Kelley, kkelley@hillside.com
1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609
585-654-1463

Serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Wyoming counties

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

Program Contact: Patricia Bryant-Reid, pbreid@nackidscan.org
37 West 26th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

New York Council on Adoptable Children

Program Contact: Joann Buttaro, jbuttaro@coac.org
333 W 39th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
212-475-0222

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

Parsons Child and Family Center

Program Contact: Suzanne D’Aversa, Suzanne.daversa@northernrivers.org
60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
518-426-2600

Serving Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties.

The Family Center, Inc.

Program Contact: Marya Gilborn, mgilborn@thefamilycenter.org
493 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-230-1379

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

The Neighborhood Center

Program Contact: Patrice VanNortwick, patricev@neighborhoodctr.org
624 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501
315-272-2615

Serving: Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Schoharie counties.