Clinton County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

Catholic Charities Diocese of Ogdensburg

Services Provided: Adoption coordinator for all offices in the Diocese serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St Lawrence, and northern Herkimer & Hamilton Counties.  Local offices provide casework and counseling with birth parents. Services to prospective families centralized in Ogdensburg. Prospective family services include domestic and international homestudies, post placement visits and reports, preparation of paperwork for adoption finalization court proceedings and reseach for non-identifying inforamtion.  No education component, families referred to web and local information resources.  See website for regional office locations.

Clinton County Department of Social Services

Services Offered: 30 hour MAPP 3-4X a year.  Usually 3 hours on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks.  Prefers non-smokers. Process flexible, will begin clearances as soon as contact made.  Need foster and adoptive families for all ages, especially teens and sibling groups.  Will train, certify, and supervise pre-adoptive families for any child from public welfare system.  County has no current resources for certifying families interested in private / international adoption.

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