Adoption STAR, Inc.
Services Provided: Provides child placement programs including domestic infant and international programs. Conducts home studies for prospective families throughout NYS, OH and FL interested in pursuing a domestic agency adoption, private adoption, international adoption and kinship adoption. Home study includes educational classes. International programs include Hungary and Bulgaria. Additional services include pre adoption education and support, Family STAR – A full service post adoption support program providing clinical counseling, support groups and nationwide post adoption contact correspondence services. Owner of Tapestry Books – premiere online source for adoption books and resources. See website for more info and upcoming events. Albany 518-391-2515; NYC 917-470-9340; Syracuse 315-703-7511; Binghamton 607-330-2158; Rochester 585-672-5227; Poughkeepsie 845-457-4883
- Contact Person Michelle Fried
- Address: 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY 14228
- Phone: 716-639-3900
- Email: Michele@adoptionstar.com
- Website: http://www.adoptionstar.com/
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Services Provided: They provide 30 hours joint foster/adoption MAPP class 2x yr. in Spring & Fall. Use shorter training program of 5 or 6 wk individual meetings for private adoptions and may for others rather than have family wait for next MAPP training. $100 adoption application fee and $2,000 for home study services. Will develop purchase of service contracts with agencies for special needs adoption, no fee to parents. No Spanish language services available.
Genesee County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: Families begin Resource Parenting Program with enrollment in 30 Hour MAPP class held 3x a year. After completing MAPP participants who feel ready can begin the certification process. For couples interested in both foster care and adoption, or only adoption, both partners must attend each meeting. Individual make-up sessions are not possible. No scheduled orientation sessions, families who call will receive personal visit from county staff who will provide information about options.
Hillside Children’s Center
Services Provided: Information and referral on all aspects of adoption and foster care and support to concerned individuals and organizations. Will assist families interested in a waiting child to obtain training and home studies. Services include annual conference, international / domestic homestudies, birthmother support network, search support for birth families, monthly homestudy and information classes, and pre & post adoption parent support groups. Youth support groups also available.