Advisory Committee firstname.lastname@example.org Beginning as a foster care caseworker in 1989, Susan has spent nearly 30 years in the field and successfully conceived of and implemented system and organizational reforms. […]
Financial and Administrative Coordinator email@example.com | 646-688-4321 X1024 Prior to joining the Coalition team, Alyssa was the Office Manager at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston. Alyssa loves working […]
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org | 607-272-0034 X1016 Mandy was adopted from Seoul, Korea at 5 months old and grew up in Ithaca, NY. She was painfully shy as a […]
In general, the fight for Adoptee Rights in New York, and in many states around the country, centers on legislation to restore adult access to their original birth […]
Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout their life. This New York City Conference Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders held on […]
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MSW Intern; Adephi University email@example.com | 845-679-9900 Michelle is an MSW intern from Adelphi University completing her second-year placement. She completed her first-year placement working with adults with a mental […]
Throughout the year, the Coalition will host events and trainings throughout the state. Currently, registration is open for: Parents of Adopted Teens and Adopted Teens Support Group DATE: Thursdays; 8/9, […]
Who Do You Think You Are? took a look at the intersection of family, identity and culture which is central to adoption, foster care and kinship care. Featuring Dr. Ruth McRoy, Kim Stevens, Susan Harris O’Connor, Andrew Solomon, Jelani Freeman and The Good Adoptee!
Get help now; fill out the online referral form below. Agencies and organizations can refer families to the program or families can request assistance themselves. The AGAPE referral form can […]
Through a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, youth in foster care who are part of the CUNY Start-ASAP Initiative are eligible for enhanced services and financial support including CUNY application fee waiver, tuition assistance, and other financial supports.
One of their most frequent complaints in adoption is the inability to find mental health care and ancillary service professionals who are adoption-competent – that is, who understand the unique issues associated with adoption.
Changing Landscape, the 2016 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference presented by the Coalition focused on emerging trends and recent legislation that will transform the practice of foster care and adoption in the coming decade.
Many of these scholarships cover tuition cost, living expenses, care packages, and online mentorship. These scholarships are available to first-time college students and adoptees that are currently enrolled in college. Please read the guidelines to each scholarship for details.
The Fostering A Future Scholarship, sponsored by Children’s Action Network and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is a national scholarship program designed to provide youth who were adopted from foster care at or after the age of 13 with financial assistance in pursuing a college, vocational, or technical education.
The 14 Special Education Parent Centers provide special education information; referrals, individual evaluations, individualized program development, and transition planning and resources.
This manual is designed to support foster care and health services staff in focusing attention on the critical issue of adequate, timely health services for children in foster care.
Children in foster care and those available for adoption–either domestically or internationally– have suffered the loss of their original parents. It is also likely that they have suffered many other hardships and traumas.
The AFCTN’s mission is to enhance the training of attachment-focused, adoption and foster care specialized mental health professionals, so that EVERY adoptive, birth, and foster care parent can easily access and receive the services they need for themselves and for their child to support a thriving, nurturing, forever family.
C.A.S.E. increases awareness of the deep need for adoption competency in mental health services because our families deserve to have access to effective, sensitive and expert care.
A therapist who is adoption competent has completed accredited training in trauma-based adoption issues. They should not be using the old Reactive Attachment Disorder diagnosis.
Thank you for attending our 2017 Foster Care and Adoption Conference. While most of the attendees did fill out the post conference evaluation, we would love to know more details […]
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African American students may be eligible for federal, state, and privately funded education through need and merit based grants for post-secondary education, including those specific to women, men, or for students pursuing a specific field of study, such as engineering or science.
Uniting Families, the Coalition’s 26th annual conference, was focused on Coalition and State programs and initiatives to unite families of all kinds to work together in order to ensure a permanent loving family for every child.
A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
by Regina Calcaterra
Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace
by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell and Jennifer Anastasi
A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption
by Patricia Florin
by Mary Anna King
The Adoption Experience
by Betty Jean Lifton PhD
Memoir and Report from the Fault Lines of Adoption
by Lorraine Dusky
A Quest For Wholeness
by Betty Jean Lifton
Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues
by Laura Dennis
Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools
by Lynn Grubb and thirty adoptee authors
Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects
by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp
An Adoption, An Agency and A Search for Self
by Suzette J. Brownstein
The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
by Barbara Bisantz Raymond
An Adopted Child’s Memoir
by Liz Butler Duren (Author)
Stories about Connections Between Parents and Foster Parents]
Edited by Nora McCarthy
Who do I Want to Be
Edited by Robert L. Ballard
Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma
by Deborah D. Gray
Help I’ve Been Adopted Paperback
by Brenda McCreight and Kim Howard
Black Americans on Transracial Adoption Paperback
by Rhonda M. Roorda
Confessions of a Birth Mother
by Amy Seek
Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
by Kathryn Joyce
Celebrating Strenghts, the Coalition’s 25th silver anniversary of hosting the states’s only statewide foster care and adoption conference for New York foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals.
Find family counseling and therapy services on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support
Adoptive Families of the Capital Region (AFCR) Services Provided: The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. (AFCR) is an adoption support group for adoptive families and individuals hoping to build […]
Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Albany, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.
New York State Foster Care Agencies in Albany County; become a foster family, adopt an older child, find therapeutic foster, access kinship care foster programs. Orientations, training and support throughout New York State.
Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Albany County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.
by Lorraine Dusky
A Woman’s Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption
by Carol Schaefer
by Evelyn Robinson
Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter
by Betty Jean Lifton
The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
by John Richard Trayser
Moving beyond the Past into a Healthy Future
by Gregory L. Ph.D. Jantz and Ann McMurray
by Thrity Umrigar
Things You Need to Know Right Now – from an Adoptee
by Madeleine Melcher
Giving Kids Roots and Wings
by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
What School Leaders Need to Know
by Linda L. Lyman
On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood
The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
by Cris Beam
Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole
by Lori Holden and Crystal Hass
Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World
by Susan Silverman