Adoption is exciting and sometimes, confusing and challenging. Prospective adoptive parents have many adoption options. The way you choose to adopt will depend on what is important to your family, including the age and characteristics of the child you wish to adopt, the resources you have available for adoption fees, and how long you are willing to wait for your child. For more information on choosing the type of adoption that’s right for you see our one page guide to adoption types or adoption choice resources from the Child Information Gateway.
However you choose to adopt, we are here to help! In this section you will find articles about issues to consider when thinking about adoption; a selection of comprehensive guides to the adoption process; resources for finding and selecting an adoption agency; and information about international and private domestic adoption.
- Find NYS Adoption Agency Contact and Service Information
- Parents Talk About Adopting From Foster Care: from “Road to Adoption,” a video by Rich Newman
- Realistic Expectations The First Year Home
- Preparing Your Family for Adoption