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.
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.
Orleans County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: The county uses an individual one on one approach to training prospective families depending on the parents need upon initial contact. Homestudy is done once training is completed, Orientation also done on one to one basis and scheduled when parents call to inquire. Prospective families are invited to attend educational offerings for currently certified foster and adoptive families.
- Contact Person: Andrew Gaylord
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Orleans County Department of Social Services