Rensselaer 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/

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.


Rensselaer County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: All foster and adoptive parents are required to attend a 30-hour training, Group Preparation and Selection/Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (GPS/MAPP). Classes are offered in Fall, Winter and Spring. Frequent information sessions are free with no obligations. Call for times and information.


St. Catherine’s Center for Children

Services Provided: Multi-service agency providing community based and residential services, and therapeutic foster care for children who have emotional and behavioral needs that may be treated in a home setting by specially trained foster parents. Foster Parent Recruiting/Training, 10 week MAPP classes are held in the spring and Fall. Usually on a Tuesday evening from 5:30-8pm. Will provide individual training as needed. Call to schedule an intake appointment. Foster Parents receive on going training, monthly paid respite, and 24 hour emergency services.

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