Essex 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.

Essex County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 30 hour MAPP classes held 2 x yearly.  Information / orientation meetings 3-4 x a year, call for information.  Individual orientation meetings available if upcoming meeting not scheduled  at time of inquiry. Require course to be completed prior to certification



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