Michelle Iannotta

MSW Intern; Adephi University  michelle@affcny.org   | 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 […]

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Sign Up and Register for Coalition Events

Throughout the year, the Coalition will host events and trainings throughout the state.   THIS IS US: Adoption in the REAL World  DATE: Tuesday, November 29th, 2017 TIME: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM  LOCATION: New […]

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 […]

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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.

Adoption Books

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books purchased through Amazon […]

Foster Care Books

Essential books recommended by the Coalition for foster and adoptive families, plus anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books […]

Books about Mental Health and Trauma

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books purchased through Amazon […]

Multi-Cultural Families and Transracial Adoption Books

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books purchased through Amazon […]

Books about Open Adoptions

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books purchased through Amazon […]

Adoption Search and Reunion Books and Guides

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care. A portion of books purchased through Amazon […]

2014 marked NYSCCC’s 25th silver anniversary of hosting NYS’s only statewide foster care and adoption conference for NYS foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals.

2014: Celebrating Strengths

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.

Albany County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Albany County Parent Support Groups

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 […]

Albany County Support Services

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.

Albany County Foster Care Agencies

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.

Albany County Adoption Agencies

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.

Allegany County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Allegany County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Allegany County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Allegany County, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Allegany County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Albany County; become a foster family, adopt an older child, access kinship care foster programs. Orientations, training and support throughout Albany County in New York State.

Allegany County Adoption Agencies

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, available programs.

Brooklyn Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Brooklyn, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Brooklyn Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Brooklyn, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

Broome County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Broome County, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Broome County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Broome County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Broome County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Broome, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Broome County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Broome 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.

Broome County Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Broome County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

New York's Foster Care and Adoption 2013 Conference

2013: Possibilities!

Possibilities!, The Coalition’s 24th annual conference, offered participants an opportunity to become current on law and policy; learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children; and provide parents and professionals with tools and encouragement to explore possibilities for change.

Brooklyn Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Brooklyn, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Brooklyn Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Brooklyn, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Brooklyn Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Brooklyn; become a foster family, adopt an older child, find therapeutic foster, access kinship care foster programs. Orientations, training and support throughout New York State.

Bronx County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Bronx County, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Bronx County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Bronx County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Bronx County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Bronx, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Bronx County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Bronx 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.

Bronx County Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Bronx County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

Cattaraugus County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Cattaraugus County, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Cattaraugus County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Cattaraugus County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Cattaraugus County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Cattaraugus , New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Cattaraugus County Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Cattaraugus County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

Cayuga County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Cayuga County, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Cayuga County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Cayuga County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Cayuga County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Cayuga, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events

Cayuga County Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Cayuga County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

Cattaraugus County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Cattaraugus 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.

Chautauqua County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services in Chautauqua County, New York on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Chautauqua County Parent Support Groups

Community support and parenting help though foster and adoptive parent support groups throughout Chautauqua County, New York; directory listings of family support group meetings.

Chautauqua County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Chautauqua , New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Chautauqua County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Chautauqua 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.

Chautauqua County Adoption Agencies

NY Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Chautauqua County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

Cayuga County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Cayuga 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.