Franklin County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

Catholic Charities Diocese of Ogdensburg

Services Provided: Adoption coordinator for all offices in the Diocese serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St Lawrence, and northern Herkimer & Hamilton Counties.  Local offices provide casework and counseling with birth parents. Services to prospective families centralized in Ogdensburg. Prospective family services include domestic and international homestudies, post placement visits and reports, preparation of paperwork for adoption finalization court proceedings and reseach for non-identifying inforamtion.  No education component, families referred to web and local information resources.  See website for regional office locations.


Franklin County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 30 Hour MAPP training held 2 x yearly.  Call for information on orientation sessions.  Need families for teens ages 12 and up.


St. Regis Mohawk Department of Social Services

Services Provided: When children are placed in the legal custody of the Social Services Division, the best suitable housing arrangement for the child is determined. The safety of the child is always the priority of this process. In foster care, it is preferable to keep siblings together and under the care of a person that they are already familiar with. Types of placement include: Family member/Relative, Regular Foster Care, Residential or Respite (Emergency, temporary placement). Adoption gives children a permanent home. Often foster parents choose to adopt their foster child when it is not possible for the child to return home safely. You do not need to be a foster parent to adopt a child. As an adoptive parent, you will receive financial assistance, support through home visits and training opportunities.

 

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