Foster Care Agencies
Essex County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: 30 hour MAPP classes held 2 x yearly. Information / orientation meetings 3-4 x a year, call for information. Individual orientation meetings available if upcoming meeting not scheduled at time of inquiry. Require course to be completed prior to certification
Parsons Child & Family Center
Services Provided: Foster Care Programs and Waiting Child Adoption Services. Prospective Parent Course available every 6 weeks. Orientations provided in many locations. Counseling & support services provided to children and resource families. There is no charge for our placement services. Serves Albany, Ulster, Columbia, Warren, Washington, Schenectady, Rennselaer, Greene and Essex counties On-line info form.