Services Provided: Voluntary child care agency, provides residential treatment, foster care, adoption, and post adoption services in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange Counties. Will recommend and refer potential adoptive only parents to nearby agencies for homestudy. Will share training with local agencies. See family support section for description of post adoption services.
- Contact Person: Shumekia Conely
- Address: 100 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533
- Phone: 914-591-7300 ext. 3088
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.abbotthouse.net/
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
Bethany Christian Services – NYC Office
Services Provided: Bethany Christian Services is a NYS 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. Offices in Albany (518-782-7800) and Rochester (585-288-6760).
- Address: 1115 Broadway Suite, 10th Floor, Suite 1028, New York, NY 10010
- Phone: 212-714-3550
- Email: See website contact form
- Website: http://www.bethany.org/newyork
Cardinal McCloskey Services
Services Provided: Process begins with application and clearances, includes 30 hour Mapp training. Will strive to complete homestudy within 4 months of application. Orientation meetings held monthly at South Bronx Family Rehabilitation Center on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Majority of children adopted by foster families, however families needed for adolescents, special needs kids and sibling groups.
Catholic Guardian Services
Services Provided: Catholic Guardian Services is a licensed non-profit adoption agency The Adoption Program provides a closely–supervised, professional and supportive environment for birthmothers who choose life-affirming plans for their babies. We provide our comprehensive services to birthparents and prospective adoptive parents in New York and New Jersey of all backgrounds. Provides home studies and post placement visits for domestic adoptions and international adoption through varied resources.
- Contact Person: Kathleen Dooley-Polcha
- Address: 1011 First Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10022
- Phone: 212-371-1000 X2117
- Email: KDooley-Polcha@cgshb.org
- Website: www.catholicguardian.org
Downey Side, Inc.
Services Provided: Recruits and prepares families who want to adopt older children. Provides 8 week “Exploring Adoption” course and certified home studies for prospective parents. Provides home studies, pre-placement and post placement support. and assistance with locating waiting children. Works in seven states. See website for details.
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
- Website: http://familyfocusadoption.org/
Friends in Adoption
Services Provided: Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a non-profit, pro-choice, licensed agency with a focus on helping people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA is committed to open adoption, inclusiveness, and providing lifelong support to all members of the adoption circle. FIA employs a network of dedicated, experienced and caring adoption professionals. FIA’s mission is to keep the central focus on the needs of each child and to provide compassionate adoption services for the unique individuals involved in the adoption process. FIA works with pregnant women/couples considering placing their children with adoptive families as well as with prospective adoptive parents hoping to adopt a child. FIA has been a pioneer in open adoption, respects all choices, and welcomes all families! NYC office in Manhattan serves NYC area and Westchester by appointment, but all correspondence should be sent to Vt. address.
Harlem Dowling West Side Center
Services Provided: Multi Service Agency serving Manhattan and Queens. Services include Adoption, Foster Boarding homes, Kinship Care, and Therapeutic Foster Care and Mentoring Programs.
LDS Family Services, New York Office
Services Provided: NY office of large national family services agency affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provides licensed child-placement services-including infant adoption, designated adoption, and special needs adoption-to married couples who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fees range from $4,000 to $10,000 based on 10 percent of the couple’s combined gross annual income as reported on a couple’s previous year’s tax return. The cost of each adoption is subsidized by a grant from the LDS Church. See website contact form.
Leake and Watts Services, Inc
Services Provided: Leake & Watts finds stable, secure, and caring homes for nearly 100 children each year through our Family Foster Care program. If foster families are unable to adopt cases, prospective parents are introduced to children and work with our staff to make sure that the potential adoption is a good and positive match for everyone. Provide counseling services and help for adoptive parents to understand the cultural traditions of their children. Upon request, staff helps families who seek assistance after adoption with medical, financial, and supportive needs and assists terminally ill parents who wish to plan for their children’s future.
- Address: 463 Hawthorne Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705
- Phone: 888-701-6667
- Website: http://www.leakeandwatts.org/
Lutheran Social Services of NY
Services Provided: The LSSNY New Life Adoption program serves families and children through the provision of international adoption services. We are Hague Accredited through 2014 by the Council on Accreditation (COA) ensuring that our service standards are ethical and in the best interests of children. LSSNY can assist parents in adopting a child from around the world through networking partnerships with other accredited agencies. We can also place waiting children from Latvia through our own new placement program.
Sheltering Arms NY
Services Provided: (Formerly Episcopal Social Services) To become a Sheltering Arms foster parent or to adopt a child, please contact our home-finding staff at the number below and/or complete our online parent interest form. There is an urgent need for foster homes that can accommodate sibling groups of three or more, homes for teenage mothers with their own infants, and homes for children with emotional and physical needs that require special care. These children need warm, accepting, and patient parents. To truly change the life of a child in crisis, please contact our home-finding staff or complete our online form.
Spence-Chapin Adoption Services
Services Provided: Multi service adoption agency providing homestudies & post placement supervision for private domestic, intnl, special needs adoption within 100 miles of NYC metro area. Private African-American / Hispanic Adoption Programs available. Caller will be directed to appropriate program staff. Services include information and service referral, pre and post adoption workshops/events, and parent / child support groups. Free orientation / info meetings for prospective families held in multiple locations. Spanish language services available. See web for specific service contacts and meeting dates.
The Children’s Aid Society
Services Provided: Each year, The Children’s Aid Society’s Adoption Program finds homes for children in need of loving, permanent families. These children have been officially freed for adoption by their birth parents and are temporarily with foster families who, for various reasons, are unable to adopt them The process starts with day visits and continues to include overnight and weekend stays, and finally, if all goes well, permanent placement. Throughout this process, Children’s Aid provides all the supports children and parents need to form healthy relationships and grow together as a family.
The Children’s Village
Services Provided: Many children who have been separated from their birth parents and placed in foster care, can never return to their original homes. They need the nurturing and support that a permanent family can provide, and they deserve a chance to grow up feeling secure and loved. That is where special needs adoption comes into play. It’s not so much about finding a child for a family, but rather it’s about finding the most suitable family for each waiting child. Typically, the children placed for adoption by Children’s Village are considered special needs. “Special needs” is a phrase used to classify children who, for various reasons, have a harder time finding families willing to adopt them. Often special needs include factors such as age, background, and physical, mental, or emotional challenges. Children may also be classified as special needs if they are part of a sibling group that is being placed for adoption together, or members of a minority group.
World Association for Children and Parents
Services Provided: New York office of Seattle based full service adoption agency providing international, domestic, and special needs adoption services. Fees vary according to programs. See website for online contact form.
You Gotta Believe!
Services Provided: Multi county agency that contracts with ACS and surrounding counties to train and find homes for older kids 10+. Orientation held at multiple locations throughout the NY metro area each week. Call our office Monday through Friday during business hours at or email for more information. Families can begin 10 week training course same day/evening they attend orientation. Families taking course must agree to older child placement. Will send copies of home studies out of state and attempt to develop contract relationships with out of state agencies. See website for schedule of locations and dates of upcoming orientation classes.