Adoption/Foster Care Services


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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServicePrograms that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide foster care for dependent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living arrangement, or for children or adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting. Programs that recruit families to provide foster care for children and adults with disabilities are generally also responsible for training, certifying and monitoring placements in family homes and for providing support for the family and the individual(s) with disabilities who live with them.
Geographical AreaAlbany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Dutchess, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Monroe, Nassau, Oneida, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Seneca, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester
TerritoryOrientation and trainings are available in several counties to include; Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Warren and Washington
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 518-426-2868 or e-mail
Intake RequirementsEach foster parent must be over the age of 21; Complete an orientation and training; Provide a written report from a physician on the health of a family, including a complete physical examination of the applicant, must be filed with the agency initially and biennially thereafter.
Additional RequirementsProof of income, birth certificate, proof of residency
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityChildren who are placed in foster boarding homes are subject to standards set by state laws and regulations governing those homes. According to the regulations, a home study must evaluate the prospective foster parent’s ability to address a child’s health and safety. Foster boarding homes must be in compliance with criteria concerning physical condition, safety, resources, character, motivation, and willingness to cooperate with the agency or district in providing services needed and carrying out the permanency plan.

The prospective foster home must be evaluated and determined to meet basic physical, health, and safety requirements. A Foster Care Recruiter will visit prospective foster parents at home and collect detailed information about the applicants as well as other household members and potential caregivers for the child.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
Specific Hours: Evening and weekend service hours are available; in addition to standard agency hours (service hours are flexible to meet the needs of prospective families).
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 60 Academy Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12208
Main Phone 518-426-2600
Fax 518-426-2838
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: FAMILY FOSTER CARE
This Service: Adoption/Foster Care Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Foster Parent/Family Recruitment (PH-2400.2000)