On the Director’s Blog
We implore New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to VETO S4203A / A2199A the supposed “Preserving Family Bonds Act”. Mediation and support preserves family bonds. A court order does not! This bill, if signed into law, will unfairly subject adoptive families to years of ongoing legal expense and undeserved intervention
The New York Times published an article regarding the controversial ‘Preserving Family Bonds Act” debate on their front page.. This is the Coalition’s response.
NEW YORK, NY: Almost a decade ago, Morrison & Foerster, acting pro bono, brought suit on behalf of the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (formerly the New […]
May is National Foster Care Month, and May 31 is National Foster Family Appreciation Day. The CHAMPS campaign (http://fosteringchamps.org/) is collecting stories about amazing foster parents and families in honor […]
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.
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.
In general, the fight for Adoptee Rights in New York, and in many states around the country, centers on legislation to restore adult access to their original birth […]
Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout their life. This New York City Conference Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders held on […]
500 Postcards to the Governor A5036B, the “bad” adoptee rights bill, was passed by the state Assembly and Senate in June, but has still not been sent to Governor Cuomo for […]
Our Building Strong Families initiative serves to incorporate practical resources and advocacy tools via our web platform including advocacy efforts that will occur in New York.
Get the facts.
GMA’s segment of a live adoption reunion prompts a letter to the Senior Executive Producer.
The Coalition’s Executive Director proposes five ways that we can better support New York’s foster parents.
What can we, as foster parents, relatives, adoptive parents and professionals do?
As people who care about children in care, as allies and as foster parents ourselves, we have to speak up each time one of these stereotypes about us gets thrown about.