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    Programs that provide information about the different types of adoption that are available as options and the requirements and procedures for adopting another individual for birth parents, adoptive parents and people who have been adopted. Included are programs that facilitate the adoption process by compiling information about children who are available for adoption in sharable formats such as photo albums, newsletters, video tapes or media campaigns (e.g., newspaper stories or television segments) that feature a particular adoptable child; and arranging activities such as picnics where prospective adoptive parents and children can meet informally. Also included are programs that provide referrals to organizations that offer adoption-related services a family might need.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides information and support services to families who want to be foster or adoptive parents.FranklinADOPTION AND FOSTER CAREFRANKLIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides domestic infant and international adoption services, such as counseling for expectant parents, adoption placements, post placement supervision and support, post adoption counseling services and support groups.ErieADOPTION SERVICESADOPTION STAR
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvides information and referral on adoption, foster care, and post-adoption services. Connects prospective parents to local social service agencies.RensselaerADOPTION SERVICESNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesFoster Care and Adoptions provides case management services to children who have been placed in foster care or freed for adoptions. Services are also provided to parent(s)/legal custodians of the children placed in foster care to assist them in completing necessary services, with the goal to have their children safely returned home. Voluntary placement services are also available to help a parent(s) who has no other resources at a time when they are unable to care for their child(ren). Adoption services, such as a photo listing in the NYS Adoption Album, locating appropriate adoption homes, and assisting with legal and post adoptive services are other services provided.HamiltonFOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIONHAMILTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesFoster Care and Adoptions provides case management services to children who have been placed in foster care or freed for adoptions. Services are also provided to parent(s)/legal custodians of the children placed in foster care to assist them in completing necessary services, with the goal to have their children safely returned home. Short term voluntary placement services are also available to help a parent(s) who has no other resources at a time of crisis when they are unable to care for their child(ren). Adoption services, such as a photo listing in the NYS Adoption Album, locating appropriate adoption homes, and assisting with legal and post adoptive services are other services provided.ColumbiaFOSTER CARE AND ADOPTIONSCOLUMBIA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Parent/Family Support ServicesProvides emotional support to pregnant women, mothers and families in time of crisis, or are struggling with becoming a parent or other parenting issues. Offers home pregnancy kits, medical and financial referrals, maternity and baby clothes, transportation, and a place to stay and friendship.ClintonPARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESBIRTHRIGHT OF PLATTSBURGH
    Support ServicesProvides supportive and/or rehabilitative services to families with children who are at risk, while ensuring safety and permanence for children. Also is responsible for the provision of child protective services, foster care and adoption services. There are also hotlines for suspected child abuse, and for runaway children.EssexCHILD WELFAREESSEX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

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