Chautauqua County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

Adoption STAR, Inc.

Services Provided: Provides child placement programs including domestic infant and international programs. Conducts home studies for prospective families throughout NYS, OH and FL interested in pursuing a domestic agency adoption, private adoption, international adoption and kinship adoption. Home study includes educational classes. International programs include Hungary and Bulgaria. Additional services include pre adoption education and support, Family STAR – A full service post adoption support program providing clinical counseling, support groups and nationwide post adoption contact correspondence services. Owner of Tapestry Books – premiere online source for adoption books and resources. See website for more info and upcoming events. Albany 518-391-2515; NYC 917-470-9340; Syracuse 315-703-7511; Binghamton 607-330-2158; Rochester 585-672-5227; Poughkeepsie 845-457-4883

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Services Provided: They provide 30 hours joint foster/adoption MAPP class 2x yr. in Spring & Fall. Use shorter training program of  5 or 6 wk individual meetings for private adoptions and may for others rather than have family wait  for next MAPP training. $100 adoption application fee and $2,000 for home study services.   Will develop purchase of service contracts with agencies for special needs adoption, no fee to parents.   No Spanish language services available.

Chautauqua Department of Social Services

Services Provided: Chautauqua County DHHS is primarily a foster care agency, although some children are placed for adoption from foster care. Orientation offered quarterly in each end of the county. MAPP/GPSII (pre-service foster parent meetings) offered twice a year (spring and fall), once in each end of the county. Several in-service foster parent trainings offered throughout the year. Four foster parent support groups meet monthly in various locations throughout the county. Monthly newsletter sent to all foster parents. Foster homes especially needed for teens and sibling groups

Hillside Children’s Center

Services Provided: Information and referral on all aspects of adoption and foster care and support to concerned individuals and organizations.  Will assist families interested in a waiting child to obtain training and home studies. Services include annual conference, international / domestic homestudies, birthmother support network, search support for birth families, monthly homestudy and information classes, and pre & post adoption parent support groups.  Youth support groups also available.

New Directions Youth & Family Services

Services Provided:  New Directions Foster Care and Adoption Services provides a temporary, supportive environment for children who either have no family resources, or who, for a variety of reasons cannot live with their birth families. During their time with us, we identify and prepare a permanent home for children freed for adoption, or help birth families heal and develop a safe, nurturing environment to which their children can return. When children are freed for adoption, we actively engage families seeking to adopt and assist them through the process. For those interested in adoption, you must complete the MAPP/GPS II training class, please contact the Intake Coordinator at (716) 358-3636 ext 232 for additional information.


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