Herkimer County Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Community Maternity Services

Services Provided: Multi-Service private non profit agency serving 14 counties in Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.  Three adoption programs: Healthy Infant, International, and Special Needs/Waiting Kids.  Also has residential and foster care programs, Call intake services for information on adotion fees and process and becoming a foster parent. see

  • Contact Person:  Intake Services
  • Address:  27 N Main Ave, Albany, NY 12203 
  • Phone: 518-482-8836
  • Website: http://www.cccms.org/

Herkimer County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 10 week 30 hour MAPP course held twice a year or when enough interested families identified.  Prospective families who contact agency are invited to attend regularly scheduled monthly informational meetings where application packets are distributed.  When families submit completed application they are invited to attend next training course.


The House of the Good Shepherd

Services Provided: Looking for homes where kids who have experienced trauma can receive guidance, support and a caring family. You might be surprised at the diversity of our foster parent families. They might be young parents, empty nesters, single child families, or those unable to have children of their own. We especially encourage relatives of our children to consider foster care. We call it “kinship,” and it’s a wonderful way for a child to stay in familiar surroundings with people he or she knows.  In Utica area, call Jamie Andrews or Sue Novak at 315.235.7700.  In Watertown area, call Jason Hibbard or Gayle Reilly at 315.782.8064.

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