St. Lawrence County Foster Care Agencies

St. Lawrence 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.

St Lawrence County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 11 week modified MAPP course offered twice a year (Spring & Fall). Orientation meetings held in the afternoon and evening of the first Monday of every month at the county office building. Homestudy provided upon completion of training. County will contribute $30 toward the cost of physicals and pay for mandated housing code enforcement inspection. Families needed for teens and sibling groups. County pays certified foster parent to provide training and support for local foster/adoptive parents.

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