St. Lawrence County Foster Care Agencies

St. Lawrence County Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups for Foster and Adoptive Parents in New York

Foster Parents of St Lawrence County

Services Provided: Primary services include networking, advocacy, mentorship, and support of foster parents, relative placement parents/caregivers, and both pre- and post- adoptive families. Established in 2012, this group meets face-to-face monthly and provides networking opportunities via a closed group (with the same name) on Facebook. This provides a quick and easy way to get answers to common questions. The group is moderated and facilitated by foster parents Sara Morrison and Loren Nowak. Confidential and/or case-specific information may not be posted. Connecting to one another is our biggest resource.

  • Contact Person: Loren Nowak
  • Address: 70 Park Ave, Massena, NY 113662
  • Phone: 315-854-4804
  • Email:

North Country Foster/Adoption Network

Services Provided: Parent Support Group, Advocacy, Referral to Foster/Adoption Competent Service Providers, Warm Line and Trauma/Attachment Presentations for both families and providers.

  • Contact Person: Linda Finerson
  • Address: 3000 Huff Road, Cape Vincent, NY 13618
  • Phone: 315-783-5562
  • Email:

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living

Services Provided: Offers a wide range of family support programs including parent support groups, kids groups , advocacy services; and training and education services. The NRCIL Parent Training and Information center provides training and information to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. The center serves families of children of all ages and all disabilities to help them better understand their children’s disabilities and education needs, communicate more effectively with school and related professionals, understand their rights and responsibilities under IDEA, and obtain appropriate services for their children. See website for specific program contact information.

  • Contact Person: Kathy Connor
  • Address: 210 Court Street, Suite 107, Watertown, NY 13601
  • Phone: 315-785-8703
  • Email:
  • Website:

St Lawrence County FAPA

Services Provided: Local foster / adoptive parent association providing information and referral, support network, monthly meetings, training and social events, and resource library. Parent Support Group is a Joint project with St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Children and Youth. President Sherry King is experienced foster and adoptive parent willing to provide information and support to prospective families interested in adoption and foster care.

  • Contact Person: Sherry King
  • Address: 320 Pine St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
  • Phone: 315-393-1261
  • Email:

To find upcoming foster and adoptive parent support group meetings, trainings, and other special events on the Coalition's event calendar cclick here.

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