Delaware and Otsego Counties Support Group Meeting Circle of Trauma parent Training

Circle of Trauma Training; Delhi

November 3th, 2018 Delaware and Otsego Parent Support Group Meeting Training; Circle of Trauma, held at the Delhi Public Safety Building located at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY

Dwindell Feeley

Advisory Committee Dwindell is currently the Program Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County. My 3 siblings were removed from our biological parents at 7 years old […]

Ali Palmatier

AGAPE Hudson Valley Director | 845-679-9900 X1013 Ali Palmatier has worked in the child mental health field for 15 years. Her professional experience, especially at the Astor Services for Children & […]

FREE workshop series for adoptive and guardianship parents raising children with adverse childhood experiences or difficult past histories.

Reframing Parenting Series; Suffolk

Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/10 at the Kids Need More offices at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville, New York

adult adoptee group ithaca

Adult Adoptee Support Group Meeting

Now meeting on the following dates: 10/12, 12/13 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Just Be Cause Not-For-Profit Development Center located at 1013 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Reframing Parenting Series; Chemung

Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20 at the Higher Hope Church on 356 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY.

Reframing Parenting Series; Broome

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27 at the First Baptist Church of Whitney Point at 2938 US Hwy 11, Whitney Point, NY

Susan Grundberg

Advisory Committee 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. […]

Alyssa Tullin

Financial and Administrative Coordinator | 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 […]

Mandy Caughey

AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist | 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 […]

Finding Help

Finding Help

Online Directory of Foster Care and Adoption Agencies and Services in New York State

Michelle Iannotta

MSW Intern; Adephi University   | 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 […]

register for coalition events

Sign Up and Register for Coalition Events

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;  9/13 […]

2017 Adoption and Foster Care Conferences

2017: Who Do You Think You Are?

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!

AGAPE Referral Forms

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 […]


CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care Initiative

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.

2016: Changing Landscape

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.

College Scholarships for Adoptees

More College Scholarships for Adoptees

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.

Fostering A Future Scholarship

Fostering A Future: Scholarships for Children Adopted from Foster Care

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.

New York State Special Education Parent Centers

New York State Special Education Parent Centers

The 14 Special Education Parent Centers provide special education information; referrals, individual evaluations, individualized program development, and transition planning and resources.

AFCTN | Adoption & Foster Care Therapist Network

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.

2018 Conference Planning Survey

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 […]

African-American Grants

OEDb; African-American Grants

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.

2015: Uniting Families

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.

Etched in Sand

A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
by Regina Calcaterra

Adopting the Hurt Child

Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory Keck and‎ Regina Kupecky

Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace

Lost Daughters

Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace
by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell and Jennifer Anastasi

A Life Let Go: A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption

A Life Let Go

A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption
by Patricia Florin