Allegany County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies in New York State

Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Allegany County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, available programs.

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
Contact Person Michelle Fried
Address: 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716-639-3900
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Allegany County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: Orientation/information meetings held monthly.  Prospective parent training offered in March & September during the week.  3 hours a week for 10 weeks.  Need families for teens and kids with mental health issues.  County run parent support group.
Contact Person: Jennifer Bigelow
Address: 7 Court St. Belmont, NY 14813 Phone: 585-268-9425
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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.
Contact Person:  Caterina Plotnicki
Address:  525 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203  Phone: 716-856-4494 x3048
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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.
Contact Person: See website for contact person for each program.
Address: 2075 Scottsdale Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-350-2501
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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.
Contact Person: Melissa Martin
Address:  356 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772  Phone:  716-358-3636 x232
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