Register now for Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 13/5 and 3/12 at the Ithaca Friends Quaker Meeting House located at 120 Third Street in Ithaca
by Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon
Register now for Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 and 3/9 at the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (S.I.L.O.) Offices at 755 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville
Register now for Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM 1/15 through 2/19 at the Old Dutch Church located at 272 Wall Street, Kingston
RSVP for Wednesday, January 23th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kids Need More located at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville
by Cindy Wilson
by Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)
by Philip McAdoo and Jonathan Thunder
by Dr. Melissa Sadin, Nathan Levy and Dallin Orr
by Cerrissa Kim, Sora Kim-Russell, Mary-Kim Arnold and Katherine Kim
Next meeting on Saturday, February 23rd from 10AM to 12PM at the Howland Library located at 313 Main Street in Beacon
RSVP now for Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Old Dutch Church located at 272 Wall Street in Kingston.
RSVP now for this amazing opportunity on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Family Enrichment Network, Room 202 located at 24 Cherry Street, Johnson City
Board of Directors
Save Your Space and RSVP for Saturday, December 1st from 5 to 8:30 PM at the Old Dutch Church located at 272 Wall Street, Kingston
Join the Forget-Me-Not Blue Hat Campaign!
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, […]
by Lisa Aguirre
National Book Award Finalist
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Next meeting on Wednesday, November 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Beverly J Martin Elementary School located at 302 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Next meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Starr Library located at 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck
Next meeting on Monday, January 14th 2019 at 6 PM at the Suffern Free Library located at 210 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at the ADOPTIVE PARENTS COMMITTEE 38th Annual Conference happening at St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn
By Nicole Chung
Happening on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 6:30PM at The Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central Terminal
November 3th, 2018 Delaware and Otsego Parent Support Group Meeting Training; Circle of Trauma, held at the Delhi Public Safety Building located at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at SILO located at 755 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville
Next meeting on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Kids Need More offices located at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville
Next meeting on Monday, November 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Kids Need More offices located at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville
Next meeting on Saturday, December 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church located at, 66 Chestnut St, Oneonta
Next meeting on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Parents meet at: Darmstadt Shelter, 40 Thomas Street, Kingston
Teens meet at: 17 Railroad Avenue, Studio 206, Kingston
by Valorie Schaefer and Josee Masse
by Cara Natterson and Josee Masse
Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Adelphi University Hauppauge Education and Conference Center located at 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
RESCHEDULED DATE: Thursday, November 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Higher Hope Church located at 356 Maple Street, Big Flats
Saturday, 10/27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, 302 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, and 11/26 at Dutchess County Community College on South 31 Marshall Road, Wappingers Falls, NY
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.
AGAPE Hudson Valley Director
Saturdays from 2:30 to 5:30 PM on 10/13, 10/20, 11/3 and 11/10 at Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 at 133-25 Guy Brewer Blvd, Jamaica
Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/10 at the Kids Need More offices at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville, New York
by Jessica Sinarski
Next meeting on Friday, December 14th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Just Be Cause Not-For-Profit Development Center located at 1013 W State Street in Ithaca
Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20 at the Higher Hope Church on 356 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY.
Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27 at the First Baptist Church of Whitney Point at 2938 US Hwy 11, Whitney Point, NY
Saturday September 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3 1/2 E Main St, Canton, NY 13617
Monday, September 17 at 6pm at the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY
Next meeting Sunday, January 20th from noon to 2 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School located at 302 West Buffalo St in Ithaca.
September 22, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM at the First United Methodist Church located at, 66 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY
Next meeting on Monday, January 28th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School located at 302 West Buffalo Street in Ithaca.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at the Old Dutch Church on 272 Wall Street, Kingston
Next meeting on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary located at 302 West Buffalo Street in Ithaca.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at the The Wullschleger Educational Building on 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10AM to 12PM at the Thrall Library 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, New York
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.
New York State Foster Care Rate Info
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.
Financial and Administrative Coordinator
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist
Become a Foster Parent
Online Directory of Foster Care and Adoption Agencies and Services in New York State
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 […]
MSW Intern; Columbia University
MSW Intern; Adephi University
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 […]
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist