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

Parent groups

Adoption STAR
Location: Amherst

Adoptive Families Community Group of Ithaca
Location: Ithaca

Adoptive Families of Chemung Co
Location: Beaver Dams

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc.
Location: Glenmont

Adoptive Parents Committee
Locations: New York City, Fresh Meadows, Bay Shore, Wantagh, Bellmore

Berkshire Farms Center and Family Services for Youth
Location: Canaan

Campaign: Children NEED Parents
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
Location: Rochester

Catholic Guardian Services
Location: New York City

Cayuga County Foster/Adoptive Support & Assistance

Chemung County Parent Support Group
Location: Elmira

Children Awaiting Parents
Location: Rochester

Children's Aid Society
Location: New York City

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
Location: Poughkeepsie

Children's Village
Location: New York City

Concourse Village Circle of Support
Location: Bronx

Cornell Cooperation Extension RAPP Program
Location: Middletown

Downey Side Family for Youth
Location: New York City

Downtown Brooklyn Support Group
Location: Brooklyn

Erie County Adoption Resource Center, Erie County Adoption Resource Center
Location: West Seneca

Erie County Department of Social Services
Location: Buffalo

Family Focus Adoption Services
Location: Little Neck

Family Services of Westchester
Location: Port Chester

FAPA at Heartshare St Vincent’s Services
Location: Brooklyn

Forestdale, Inc.
Location: Forest Hills

Foster/Adoptive Parent Association of Nassau County

Location: Roosevelt

Friends in Adoption
Location: Saratoga Springs

G.A Family Services
Location: Jamestown

Gateway-Longview Foster Parents
Location: Olean

Gateway-Longview Inc.
Location: Buffalo

Graham Windham Services Foster Parent Council
Location: Brooklyn

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Location: Kingston

Jewish Board Family and Children Services Kinship Care Program
Location: Brooklyn

Kids Peace
Location: Williamsville

Kitchen Table Support Group of Schen Co
Location: Clifton Park

Lewis County Foster Adoptive Parent Support Group
Location: Lowville

LGBT Foster Care Project of The LGBT Community Center in NYC
Location: New York City

Little Flower Children's Services
Location: Brooklyn

Long Island Families Together (LIFT) Adoption Support Group
Location: Amityville

Love the Children of Rochester, Inc.
Location: Webster

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

Location: Syosset

Nassau Co Foster &Adoptive Parents Association
Location: Oceanside

New Alternatives for Children Post Legal Adoption Network
Location: New York City

New Directions Youth and Family Services 
Location: Amherst

New York Singles Adopting Children
Location: Glen Oaks, Saratoga Springs

Ostego County Foster Parent Association
Location: Gilbertsville

Parsons Children and Families Center
Location: Albany

PUSH - Parents United Support and Help
Location: Brooklyn

Rennicke & Assoc Monthly Adoptive Parent Group
Location: New York City

Rising Ground
Location: Bronx

Share Family Supports, Inc.
Location: South Ozone Park

Sheltering Arms Children & Family Services Inc.
Location: New York City

Single Mothers By Choice
Location: New York City

Spence Chapin Adoption Support
Location: New York City

St Lawrence County FAPA
Location: Ogdensburg

St. Vincent's Services
Location: Brooklyn

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Location: Utica

Tri Town Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Location: Nineveh

Ulster Co Foster & Adoptive Parents Association
Location: Kingston

Western New York Foster Adoptive Families Association
Location: Buffalo

You Gotta Believe!
Location: Brooklyn