Susan Grundberg

Advisory Committee susan.grundberg@gmail.com Beginning as a foster care caseworker in 1989, Susan has spent nearly 30 years in the field and successfully conceived of and implemented system and organizational reforms. […]

Alyssa Tullin

Financial and Administrative Coordinator alyssa@affcny.org | 646-688-4321  X1024 Prior to joining the Coalition team, Alyssa was the Office Manager at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston.  Alyssa loves working […]

Mandy Caughey

AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist mandy@affcny.org | 607-272-0034  X1016 Mandy was adopted from Seoul, Korea at 5 months old and grew up in Ithaca, NY.  She was painfully shy as a […]

Michelle Iannotta

MSW Intern; Adephi University  michelle@affcny.org   | 845-679-9900  Michelle is an MSW intern from Adelphi University completing her second-year placement. She completed her first-year placement working with adults with a mental […]

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Sign Up and Register for Coalition Events

Throughout the year, the Coalition will host events and trainings throughout the state. Currently, registration is open for: Parents of Adopted Teens and Adopted Teens Support Group DATE: Thursdays;  6/7, […]

2017 Adoption and Foster Care Conferences

2017: Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? took a look at the intersection of family, identity and culture which is central to adoption, foster care and kinship care. Featuring Dr. Ruth McRoy, Kim Stevens, Susan Harris O’Connor, Andrew Solomon, Jelani Freeman and The Good Adoptee!

AGAPE Referral Forms

Get help now; fill out the online referral form below.  Agencies and organizations can refer families to the program or families can request assistance themselves. The AGAPE referral form can […]

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CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care Initiative

Through a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, youth in foster care who are part of the CUNY Start-ASAP Initiative are eligible for enhanced services and financial support including CUNY application fee waiver, tuition assistance, and other financial supports.

2016: Changing Landscape

Changing Landscape, the 2016 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference presented by the Coalition focused on emerging trends and recent legislation that will transform the practice of foster care and adoption in the coming decade.

College Scholarships for Adoptees

More College Scholarships for Adoptees

Many of these scholarships cover tuition cost, living expenses, care packages, and online mentorship. These scholarships are available to first-time college students and adoptees that are currently enrolled in college. Please read the guidelines to each scholarship for details.

Fostering A Future Scholarship

Fostering A Future: Scholarships for Children Adopted from Foster Care

The Fostering A Future Scholarship, sponsored by Children’s Action Network and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is a national scholarship program designed to provide youth who were adopted from foster care at or after the age of 13 with financial assistance in pursuing a college, vocational, or technical education.

New York State Special Education Parent Centers

New York State Special Education Parent Centers

The 14 Special Education Parent Centers provide special education information; referrals, individual evaluations, individualized program development, and transition planning and resources.

AFCTN | Adoption & Foster Care Therapist Network

The AFCTN’s mission is to enhance the training of attachment-focused, adoption and foster care specialized mental health professionals, so that EVERY adoptive, birth, and foster care parent can easily access and receive the services they need for themselves and for their child to support a thriving, nurturing, forever family.

2018 Conference Planning Survey

Thank you for attending our 2017 Foster Care and Adoption Conference. While most of the attendees did fill out the post conference evaluation, we would love to know more details […]

African-American Grants

OEDb; African-American Grants

African American students may be eligible for federal, state, and privately funded education through need and merit based grants for post-secondary education, including those specific to women, men, or for students pursuing a specific field of study, such as engineering or science.

2015: Uniting Families

Uniting Families, the Coalition’s 26th annual conference, was focused on Coalition and State programs and initiatives to unite families of all kinds to work together in order to ensure a permanent loving family for every child.

Etched in Sand

A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
by Regina Calcaterra

Adopting the Hurt Child

Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory Keck and‎ Regina Kupecky

Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace

Lost Daughters

Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace
by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell and Jennifer Anastasi

A Life Let Go: A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption

A Life Let Go

A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption
by Patricia Florin

Hole In My Heart: memoir and report from the fault lines of adoption

Hole In My Heart

Memoir and Report from the Fault Lines of Adoption
by Lorraine Dusky

Adoption Therapy

Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues
by Laura Dennis

The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects

The Best I Can Be

Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects
by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp

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Found and Lost

An Adoption, An Agency and A Search for Self
by Suzette J. Brownstein

The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

The Baby Thief

The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
by Barbara Bisantz Raymond

All About You: An Adopted Child's Memoir

All About You

An Adopted Child’s Memoir
by Liz Butler Duren (Author)

uilding a Bridge: Stories about Connections Between Parents and Foster Parents

Building a Bridge

Stories about Connections Between Parents and Foster Parents]
Edited by Nora McCarthy

Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be

Pieces of Me

Who do I Want to Be
Edited by Robert L. Ballard

In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

In Their Voices

Black Americans on Transracial Adoption Paperback
by Rhonda M. Roorda

2014 marked NYSCCC’s 25th silver anniversary of hosting NYS’s only statewide foster care and adoption conference for NYS foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals.

2014: Celebrating Strengths

Celebrating Strenghts, the Coalition’s 25th silver anniversary of hosting the states’s only statewide foster care and adoption conference for New York foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals.

Albany County Therapists

Find family counseling and therapy services on the AFFCNY’s Online Adoption Therapy Directory Listings; therapeutic services, adoption counselors and psychologists, post adoption support

Albany County Parent Support Groups

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region (AFCR) Services Provided: The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. (AFCR) is an adoption support group for adoptive families and individuals hoping to build […]

Albany County Support Services

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout Albany, New York including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, trainings, education, social connections and events.

Albany County Foster Care Agencies

New York State Foster Care Agencies in Albany County; become a foster family, adopt an older child, find therapeutic foster, access kinship care foster programs. Orientations, training and support throughout New York State.

Albany County Adoption Agencies

Adoption Agencies offering domestic infant, open adoptions, waiting child and international adoption programs in Albany County, licensed in New York State. Check adoption agency listings for services, home studies, etc.

The Other Mother

The Other Mother

A Woman’s Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption
by Carol Schaefer

Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter

Twice Born

Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter
by Betty Jean Lifton

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

The Connected Child

Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World

Casting Lots

Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World
by Susan Silverman