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The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We are seeking a new team member! Click for full job description and how to apply.
ew York’s Daily News “Voice of the People” published an op-ed piece authored by Pat O’Brien and Sarah Gerstenzang, our interim executive director and board president.
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 […]
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?
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.
Please join us for the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York’s “Summer Book Read”! This year, we will be reading Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens together.
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 […]
GMA’s segment of a live adoption reunion prompts a letter to the Senior Executive Producer.