Tompkins County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

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.


Tompkins County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: Public foster care/adoption agency. Two adoption caseworkers assist foster families in the adoption process when the children in their care cannot return to their parents. The adoption workers can also assist families who only wish to adopt and are willing to adopt from the Child Welfare system. Information, support groups, and individual support for foster families and adoptive families pre- and post-finalization is also available.

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