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
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/
Family Services of Westchester
Services Provided: Full service adoption agency providing home studies and post placement services for domestic and international adoption. No set fee schedule, will work with families on payment arrangements and develop cooperative service relationships with other agencies. Orientation held monthly, Agency has full range of counseling and support services for adoptive families including a pre-adoption support group.
Services Provided: New York office address for Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc., a not for profit, international adoption agency authorized in New York and licensed in North Carolina as a child-placement agency, founded 2006. Hopscotch has been Hague Accredited since 2008. Programs include adoption of children from the Armenia, Bulgaria,Republic of Georgia, Ghana, and Morocco. Special needs programs for children with Down syndrome and spina bifida available. Home Study, Post Adoption and Education Services available to all NY, NC and any US citizen living abroad.
New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services, Inc
Services Provided: From the beginning of the adoption process through the post-adoption stage, New Beginnings provides comprehensive international adoption services required for a successful adoptive placement. We will manage your paperwork and your home study. We will coordinate the different parties so our mutual interests coincide. We will prepare you for the placement and provide support once the child is home.
SCO Family of Services
Services Provided: Foster and Adoption services for NYC and Long Island families and children. Foster family homes in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island both for traditional foster care and Therapuetic foster care. Interested families are welcome to contact the agency 24/7 at the number above, 516-676-5332 or complete the website inquiry 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.
Suffolk County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: Ten week MAPP course begins approximately every 6 weeks. Times vary to accommodate individual schedules. Orientation held 3 X a month. Homes needed for teens and children with special needs. All materials available in Spanish. No Spanish only training, but will work with families who can provide translator. Spanish speaking families who call the resource line will be directed to and assigned to Spanish speaking staff. Agency runs own therapeutic foster home program. Agency provides support for independent F/A parent group, F-PAC of Suffolk County.
- Contact Person: Resource & Development Line
- Address: PO Box 18100, Hauppauge, NY 11788-8900
- Phone: 631-853-KIDS
- Website: http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us
Wide Horizons for Children
Services Provided: Main NYS office of Massachusetts Based Adoption Agency which provides domestic and international adoption support and counseling services. Includes adoption information meetings and educational events in several locations in New York State. They work cooperatively with local NYS licensed agencies to provide home study and post-placement services to families outside their service area. Other offices in Albany and NYC.
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.