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Beginning in April 2019, the Coalition’s Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE) will grow to serve four more counties – Madison, Cortland, Cayuga and Chenango. In total, we will provide post adoption services through OCFS’s Regional Permanency Resource Centers.
As the month progresses and we all have the opportunity to engage others in conversations about adoption, foster and kinship care, let’s make the effort to really listen to and elevate the voices of those most affected. We need to look to the input of adult adoptees; to recognize their journey, celebrate their experiences, and value their voice.
Open to all Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Families in the Area The Coalition’s newest Parent Support Group is off to a great start. With two successful meetings under their belt, […]
We’ll be coming to the Ithaca area soon and are looking to continue doing short interviews with foster parents interested in speaking about their experiences. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form.
The “Aderholt Amendment” would allow foster care and adoption service providers across the country to discriminate against both children and potential parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and marital status.
The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We are seeking a new team member to be the Hudson Valley Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program Director working out of our New Paltz, New York offices. Click for full job description and how to apply.
Nurture and Heal: Overcoming the Circle of Trauma and Taking Care of Ourselves, focused on exploring innovative therapies and methods to assist in accepting, expressing and healing trauma plus what parents in the trenches and those in the field can do to ensure that they get the support and self-care that they need and deserve.
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist email@example.com | 607-272-0034 X1018 Sarah Gotowka is a visual artist currently living in Trumansburg. She is adopted Korean-Polish-Italian-American, and grew up in the suburbs […]
AGAPE Long Island Family Support Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org | 631-598-1983 X1020 Danielle is the mother of ten; four biological and rest though adoption. She is a staunch advocate for all children. Danielle spent eight years […]
AGAPE Hudson Valley Family Support Specialist email@example.com | 845-679-9900 X1008 John Colon has only just come aboard with the Coalition as of May 2017, however, he has been serving families […]
Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org | 631-598-1983 X1012 Richard is fluent in all things technology. Serving as the Administrative Coordinator, he is helping the Coalition navigate the modern era of technology and […]
AGAPE Rockland Family Support Specialist email@example.com | 845-517-3335 Trudy obtained Master in Social Worker at Hunter School of Worker, New York and has experience with working and advocating children and families in foster care. […]
AGAPE Long Island Family Support Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org | 631-598-1983 X2021 Andrea Marinelli has been a Certified Foster and Adoptive Parent in Suffolk County since 2003. After three years of infertility treatments and wanting […]
A free, confidential assessment, education, support, referral and brief counseling service available to adoptive and guardianship families, and to professionals who work with adoptive and guardianship families.
A free support, information and educational program open to all adoptive families post adoption and relative kinship caregivers who have custody or guardianship of children in Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
A free support, information and educational program open to all adoptive families post adoption and relative kinship caregivers who have custody or guardianship of children in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties.
A free support, information and educational program open to all adoptive families post adoption and relative kinship caregivers who have custody or guardianship of children in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
The Coalition is honored to have Andrew Solomon, Susan Harris O’Connor, Kim Stevens, Ruth McCoy and Jelani Freeman featured as keynote speakers for the 2017 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference.
Exploring the Impact of Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care on Identity The Coalition’s 28th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference will be held on Thursday, May 11 – Saturday, […]
Registration Coming Soon!
We would appreciate your taking the time to complete our 2017 Parent Survey. It is open to all adoptive parents, foster parents or relatives providing kinship care for children in […]
How the Coalition Helps Families ELLENBETHSAMROSAANGIE Angie* is a grandmother who was in a two-year struggle to gain guardianship of her grandsons Michael* and Jeremy*. Months earlier, Angie had moved […]
How the Coalition Helps Families ELLENBETHSAMROSAANGIE Rosa* wanted some advice about how she could adopt Monica*, age eight, and Louisa*, age six. Rosa was their foster parent. She had a […]
How the Coalition Helps Families ELLENBETHSAMROSAANGIE Sam* was born three months premature and had been with Angie* since he was five weeks old. After foster parenting for eight months, Angie […]
How the Coalition Helps Families ELLENBETHSAMROSAANGIE Ellen* was one of the foster parents awarded a scholarship to the Coalition’s New York Foster Care and Adoption Conference this year. She was […]
How the Coalition Helps Families ELLENBETHSAMROSAANGIE Beth* called the Coalition’s HelpLine on a Thursday looking for information on how to search for biological family including her birth mother and known […]
Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
AGAPE Hudson Valley Family Support Specialist
Foster and Kinship Care Specialist
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Director
AGAPE Long Island-Rockland Director
AGAPE Hudson Valley Director
Administrative and Design Coordinator
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to NFPA members whose birth, foster and US adopted youth wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college.
To provide scholarships, mentoring and leadership training for select foster care and orphaned students…raising up leaders of influence.
As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.
The New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) Guardian Scholars program is a comprehensive program for youth in foster care who are enrolled at Hunter College, John Jay College, City College, or Kingsborough Community College.
Unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY), individuals who do not have “fixed, regular and adequate” housing and who are “not in the physical custody of a parent or adult.” have aspirations to attend college, yet lack the support and awareness of resources needed to move their dreams into reality.
Helping minority students look for and land scholarships through resources and expert advice and discussing, in detail, minority scholarships, grants and other financial aid available to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBT and female students.
NYC College Line will help you stay organized from exploration to graduation. The site was created by Graduate NYC!, CUNY, NYC DOE, and Goddard Riverside.
This web site was designed to help African American students find the latest scholarships and grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations, government agencies and major corporations.
Help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid at multiple colleges and from multiple funding sources (federal, state, institutional and private providers of assistance).
All Foster Care to Success scholarships share one application; we will determine the program(s) for which you are eligible based on the information you provide.
Help complete your Application for Federal Student Aid with answers to questions on the FAFSA that may cause difficulty for wards of the court or foster youth.
The Scholarship Coach is a blog run by Scholarship America on U.S. News and World Report’s website for the purpose of educating students and parents about
scholarships; addressing common scholarship questions, as well as featuring special scholarships and dispensing valuable advice students should use to make their applications stand out.
The New York Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care
Schools can support adopted children and children in foster care by providing a sensitive and tolerant environment in which adoption, multiracial and diverse families, and various family configurations are positively reflected in the classroom.
Many agencies are affiliates of FosterParentCollege.com® and accept FPC course certificates for their parents’ annual training requirements. Check with you agency to determine their policy about FPC training.
This document is designed to be a conduit for the voices of teachers who have struggled to help foster children succeed in school — so that they can share what they have learned with other teachers, whether they are novice or veteran.
The intent of New York’s PJ’s Law is to provide students with disabilities with an appropriate transportation experience.
The Office of Special Education provides assistance to parents, advocacy groups, and schools related to services and programs for students with disabilities.
Back to school guide for special needs families: Plan for your child’s school year now with articles for parents, teacher resources, visual supports, social stories, school rules and more.