Schenectady County Foster Care Agencies

Schenectady County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

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


Bethany Christian Services – Albany Office

Services Provided: Bethany Christian Services is a NYS Authorized Adoption Agency providing comprehensive adoption services to pregnant women/couples considering placing their children with loving, adoptive families and those seeking to create their family through adoption. Bethany offers domestic infant, older child and international adoption programs throughout New York State. We also offer assistance with private or kinship adoptions. We provide support, access to social services resources, home study, post-placement services and counseling. The Agency provides specialized adoption planning services to pregnant women/couples to include open, semi-open and closed adoptions, introductions to prospective adoptive parents and after care services. See website for more info and to schedule a meeting with an Adoption Specialist 24/7. NYC 212-714-3550; Rochester 585-288-6760


Community Maternity Services

Services Provided: Multi-Service private non profit agency serving 14 counties in Albany Roman Catholic Diocese. Three adoption programs: Healthy Infant, International, and Special Needs/Waiting Kids. Also has residential and foster care programs, Call intake services for information on adotion fees and process and becoming a foster parent. see

  • Contact Person: Intake Services
  • Address: 27 N Main Ave, Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-482-8836
  • Website: http://www.cccms.org/

Schenectady County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 30 Hr MAPP training 3x a year. Orientation held prior to class, next class. Resource packet sent out to interested families with clearances etc. to be completed prior to training. Monthly educational programs for foster and adoptive families. County works closely with Adoptive Family Coalition.

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