Albany 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 New York State, Ohio and Florida 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; New York City 917-470-9340; Syracuse 315-703-7511; Binghamton 607-330-2158; Rochester 585-672-5227; Poughkeepsie 845-457-4883
Contact Person Michelle Fried
Address: 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716-639-3900
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Albany County Department for Children, Youth & Families

Services Provided: Map Training offered 2 times a year: Normally during Sept.- Nov. and Mar.- May  30 Hour course held for 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Two orientation meetings (day and evening sessions) held monthly at the Albany Cty Office Bldg. Walk-ins welcome. Employment information and references required. Referral to area parent support groups.
Contact Person: Michelle Dowe
Address:112 State St 4th 81, Albany , NY 12207 Phone: 518-447-7563

Bethany Christian Services – Albany Office

Services Provided: Bethany Christian Services is a New York State Authorized Adoption Agency providing comprehensive adoption services to pregnant women/couples considering placing their children with loving, adoptive families and those seeking to create their family through adoption. Bethany offers domestic infant, older child and international adoption programs throughout New York State. We also offer assistance with private or kinship adoptions. We provide support, access to social services resources, home study, post-placement services and counseling. The Agency provides specialized adoption planning services to pregnant women/couples to include open, semi-open and closed adoptions, introductions to prospective adoptive parents and after care services.  See website for more info and to schedule a meeting with an Adoption Specialist 24/7.   New York City 212-714-3550; Rochester 585-288-6760
Address:  410 Troy Road, Latham, NY 12110  Phone:  518-782-7800, 1-800-272-3678
Email: See Website Form  Website:

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

Family Focus Adoption Services

Services Provided: Serving NY families from Long Island through the Capital District, serving children nationwide. Waiting Child (NY and interstate adoption from the foster care system); Intercountry (Hague Accredited) homestudies and post-placement reports; Newborn homestudies and placement services. Specialty: adoption of children 8 yrs.+ and special needs. Adoption Certification Classes in Queens, Capital District and Mid-Hudson. Newborn information packet emailed immediately or downloadable; Waiting Child Orientation/training schedule on website calendar. Call or email to inquire about fees. Se hable Espanyol. Watch an inspiring video about the Family Focus mission and philosophy.
Contact Person: Rich Buley-Neumar, Cristina Louis, Sandra Conor
Address: 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy, Suite #6, Little Neck, NY 11362 Phone: 866-855-1919 or 718-224-1919

Parsons Child & Family Center

Services Provided: Specialized Foster Care and Waiting Child Adoption Services.  Prospective Parent 30 Hr MAPP course 3x Yearly. Orientation schedule on phone message. Counseling & support services provided during homestudy process. No charge for foster care adoption services. Serves families within 50 miles of Parsons. On-line info form.

Contact Person: Jeanne Kardash

Address:  60 Academy Rd, Albany, NY 12208 Phone:  518-426-2868

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