Adoption Competency (TAC) Program Training; Hudson Valley

REGSITER NOW FOR TAC: the comprehensive, competency-based training designed exclusively for licensed mental health professionals, providing clinical knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve the adoption and kinship network.

Reframing Parenting Series; Oneida

Register for Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 and 2/22/20 at the Oneida Family Branch YMCA lactated at 701 Seneca Street in Oneida.

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Join our Instagram Community!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there are important life stories being shared on Instagram. Be part of our community and follow the Coalition.

Become a Conference Sponsor

Our conference is New York’s only statewide Foster Care and Adoption Conference. Held each May in Albany, it is perfect way to both reach and engage with parents and professionals in our community. Save the date for 2020!

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Coalition’s Summer Book Read 2019

Please join us for the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York’s “Summer Book Read”! The Coalition hosts the Book Club on Facebook.

OBC Access restored in NYS

OBC ACCESS RESTORED!

On June 20th 2019, the New York State Assembly overwhelmingly approved the bill that ends 83 years of secrecy over the original birth certificates (OBC) of adult adopted persons. Coalition staff was on hand in Albany to see it through.

How Do I Talk to My Kids About Drugs?

Register Now for Wednesday, June 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) located at 755 Waverly Ave in Holtsville.

Circle of Trauma: Ellenville

RSVP Now for Saturday, July 13th from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at Ellenville Public Library and Museum located at 40 Center Street in Ellenville

Advisory Committee | Dinner Meeting

Friday, May 31, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 pm Hilton Albany | Room 1415 In order that we can focus on the time meeting together and not waste time on the […]

Resources for adopted youth, foster youth and youth being raised by adults other than their biological parents.

Beyond High School

Our apologies; the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York will be rescheduling this workshop due to staff illness. It will be presented at the 30th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference as planned and we will set a date for a local workshop in the near future.

Express Yourself! Elmira!

RSVP for Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Ernie Davis Community Center located at 350 East 5th Street in Elmira.

Circle of Trauma: Poughkeepsie

Register Now for Wednesday, 5/8, 6 PM to 8:30 PM at Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services located at 60 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.

Black History Celebration; Suffolk

Due to inclement weather this evening we have gone ahead and canceled tonight’s event. We will be rescheduling this event for Thursday, March 7th in Amityville (@ Kids Need More) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

2019 Empowered to Connect; Long Island!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE at CenterPoint Church – Bay Shore Campus located at 68 Redington St in Bay Shore

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th form 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE to the Coalition's hosted Rockland location: All Souls Community Church located at 81 Washington Avenue in Suffern.

2019 Empowered to Connect; Suffern!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th form 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE to the Coalition’s hosted Rockland location: All Souls Community Church located at 81 Washington Avenue in Suffern.

2019 Empowered to Connect; New Paltz!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE at the AGAPE Hudson Valley office at 108 Main Street in New Paltz

#PlayFairWithFosterCare

New York State has a decision to make: Will the state fight the foster families who provide homes and care for the children in the state’s custody? Will the state accept that foster families are entitled to reimbursement for providing basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter for the children in the state’s care?

Adoption Connection; Beacon

Next meeting on Saturday, August 24th from 10AM to 12PM at the Howland Library located at 313 Main Street in Beacon

Hey, Kiddo

National Book Award Finalist
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka