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 Family Center
Services Provided: Full Service agency – assists with domestic infant, international, older/special needs and adoptions. Comprehensive information about all aspects of adoption. Initial confidential interviews, home studies, post-placement services,complete documentation for legalization as required by the court. Will act as a liaison for adoptive parents with international agencies, and assist them in meeting the requirements for U.S. immigration and consult with attorneys for adoptive parents in private adoption cases. Fees for home study and CFC placements are based on a sliding fee scale or a flat rate, depending on the type of adoption. Information meetings held monthly
- Address: 87 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604
- Phone: 585-546-7220 x 4801
- Email: Online contact form
- Website: http://www.cfcrochester.org/
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.
Jewish Family Services of Rochester
Services Provided: Jewish Family Service of Rochester provides pre-adoption consultation, home study services and post adoption/post-placement supervision for domestic, international and older waiting child adoptions. Networking relationships with placement agencies around the US enable clients to pursue adoptions through various routes. Experienced, professional staff provides committed support to pre-adoptive and adoptive families throughout the adoption process. NYS authorized. Hague accredited. Service area includes a 3 hour radius of Rochester, NY.
Ontario County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: 30 Hour MAPP course offered twice a year. Orientation held prior to course. County provides foster parents with free consulstation with therapists, monthly meetings with outside consultant to discuss concerns and support issues. 24 hour on-call caseworkers for support. Monthly stipends provided to cover costs of children in care as well as medical coverage, and Newsletter. Clearances, medicals, and references required from prospective foster/adoptive parents. Foster families needed for children of all ages with special needs children. Member of regional Foster/Adoptive Parent Network.