New York post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption and guardianship support services available to families who live in New York. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

The New York Office of Children and Families contracts with multiple private agencies to provide post-adoption and guardianship support services via Regional Permanency Resource Centers. To locate and contact the provider for your region, visit the state’s Post-Adoption Help for Families website (scroll down to find the subheading, “Regional Permanency Resource Centers”). Service availability may vary by region. 

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

Statewide Association

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
info@affcny.org

Parent groups

Adoption STAR
Location: Amherst

Adoptive Families Community Group of Ithaca
sunonred@hotmail.com
Location: Ithaca

Adoptive Families of Chemung Co
lwakeman@stny.rr.com
Location: Beaver Dams

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc.
info@adoptivefamiliesny.org
518-763-8019
Location: Glenmont

Adoptive Parents Committee
samapc@aol.com
212-304-8479
Locations: New York City, Fresh Meadows, Bay Shore, Wantagh, Bellmore

Berkshire Farms Center and Family Services for Youth
Location: Canaan

Campaign: Children NEED Parents
TerryTaffe29@gmail.com
Location: New York City

Capital Region Adoptive & Foster Family Support (CRAFFS)
Location: Mayfield

Catholic Charities of Oneida and Madison Counties
Location: Utica

Catholic Family Center
cfc@cfcrochester.org
Location: Rochester

Catholic Guardian Services
info@catholicguardian.org
Location: New York City

Cayuga County Foster/Adoptive Support & Assistance

Chemung County Parent Support Group
pstrohl@co.chemung.ny.us
Location: Elmira

Children Awaiting Parents
laurimcknight@capbook.org
Location: Rochester

Children's Aid Society
fosteradopt@childrensaidsociety.org
Location: New York City

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
geninfo@childrenshome.us
Location: Poughkeepsie

Children's Village
Location: New York City

Concourse Village Circle of Support
gz2200@hotmail.com
Location: Bronx

Cornell Cooperation Extension RAPP Program
br23@cornell.edu
Location: Middletown

Downey Side Family for Youth
Location: New York City

Downtown Brooklyn Support Group
battswoman2@aol.com
Location: Brooklyn

Erie County Adoption Resource Center, Erie County Adoption Resource Center
kkelley@hillside.com
716-848-6419
Location: West Seneca

Erie County Department of Social Services
Location: Buffalo

Family Focus Adoption Services
Location: Little Neck

Family Services of Westchester
mpadwa@fsw.org
Location: Port Chester

FAPA at Heartshare St Vincent’s Services
vikkiv@optonline.net
Location: Brooklyn

Forestdale, Inc.
Location: Forest Hills

Foster/Adoptive Parent Association of Nassau County
ms.lnorwood@yahoo.com

Location: Roosevelt

Friends in Adoption
Location: Saratoga Springs

G.A Family Services
Location: Jamestown

Gateway-Longview Foster Parents
jessie_s_202@yahoo.com
Location: Olean

Gateway-Longview Inc.
Location: Buffalo

Graham Windham Services Foster Parent Council
info@graham-windham.org
Location: Brooklyn

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
julianneswartz@gmail.com
Location: Kingston

Jewish Board Family and Children Services Kinship Care Program
JWatkins@JBFCS.org
Location: Brooklyn

Kids Peace
Location: Williamsville

Kitchen Table Support Group of Schen Co
mpilczuk@aol.com
Location: Clifton Park

Lewis County Foster Adoptive Parent Support Group
roggies7@yahoo.com
Location: Lowville

LGBT Foster Care Project of The LGBT Community Center in NYC
info@gaycenter.org
Location: New York City

Little Flower Children's Services
Location: Brooklyn

Long Island Families Together (LIFT) Adoption Support Group
ekadletz@lift4kids.org
Location: Amityville

Love the Children of Rochester, Inc.
Location: Webster

Lutheran Social Services of NY, Inc.
Location: New York City

MercyFirst
Location: Syosset

Nassau Co Foster &Adoptive Parents Association
nassaucountyfapa@aol.com
Location: Oceanside

New Alternatives for Children Post Legal Adoption Network   plan@NacKidsCan.org
Location: New York City

New Directions Youth and Family Services 
lsiradas@ndyfs.org 
Location: Amherst

New York Singles Adopting Children
nysac@aol.com
Location: Glen Oaks, Saratoga Springs

Ostego County Foster Parent Association
deb_gross@yahoo.com
Location: Gilbertsville

Parsons Children and Families Center 
taylorma@parsonscenter.org
Location: Albany

PUSH - Parents United Support and Help
mullingsjill@aol.com
Location: Brooklyn

Rennicke & Assoc Monthly Adoptive Parent Group
info@rennickeassociates.com
Location: New York City

Rising Ground
Location: Bronx

Share Family Supports, Inc.
ascoznprk@aol.com
Location: South Ozone Park

Sheltering Arms Children & Family Services Inc.
Info@ShelteringArmsNY.org
Location: New York City

Single Mothers By Choice
smc-office@pipeline.com
Location: New York City

Spence Chapin Adoption Support
info@spence-chapin.org
Location: New York City

St Lawrence County FAPA
sking2@twcny.rr.com
Location: Ogdensburg

St. Vincent's Services
Location: Brooklyn

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.
terris@neighborhoodctr.org
Location: Utica

Tri Town Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
petsaplenty@yahoo.com
Location: Nineveh

Ulster Co Foster & Adoptive Parents Association
LorraineLarsen@juno.com
Location: Kingston

Western New York Foster Adoptive Families Association
Eeelvira6@aol.com
716-858-1630
Location: Buffalo

You Gotta Believe!
ecollins@yougottabelieve.org
Location: Brooklyn