Herkimer 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.

Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison Counties

Services Provided: Adoption services are available for i families looking to adopt a child. Some fees associated with adoptive parents.  Online contact form.  Call for more information or to schedule and appointment.

  • Contact Person: Brenda Marris
  • Address: 1408 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502  
  • Phone: 315-624-9946 ext 228
  • Website: www.catholiccharitiesom.org

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
  • Website: http://www.cccms.org/

Herkimer County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 10 week 30 hour MAPP course held twice a year or when enough interested families identified.  Prospective families who contact agency are invited to attend regularly scheduled monthly informational meetings where application packets are distributed.  When families submit completed application they are invited to attend next training course.

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