Foster Homes for Dependent Children

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    Programs that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused or abandoned in situations where a children's protective services worker or a court has decided that they cannot live safely at home.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesFoster care placement occurs when it is determined that a child is at imminent risk of serious harm due to abuse or neglect by a parent or when the child has been adjudicated by Family Court to be a Juvenile Delinquent or a PINS (Person In Need of Supervision). A child may be placed in a foster home, group home, or institution, depending on the child's needs. While a child is in the temporary care and custody of the Commissioner of Social Services, services are provided to rectify the problems and reunite the family.RensselaerFOSTER CARERENSSELAER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesPlacement Services provides temporary care and nurturing of a child while seeking permanence either through a return to their parent, another family member, or by providing them with a caring and committed adoptive family.WashingtonFOSTER CARE/ADOPTION SERVICESWASHINGTON 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. 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 Services are provided throughout New York State.ColumbiaFOSTER CARE SERVICESBERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesProvide children/youth with a temporary home in the community by assessing needs, and arranging placement for children under the age of 18. An emphasis is placed on permanency and reasonable and diligent efforts are made to reunite families.AlbanyFOSTER CARE SERVICES PROGRAMALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
    Residential Care ServicesProvides short-term residential care for children removed from their family's home due to abuse or maltreatment. The primary focus is children with behavioral/mental health concerns. The Farano Center is a home where children and adolescents stay until a suitable foster care placement can be located for them.AlbanyFARANO FOSTER CARE FOR CHILDRENCOMMUNITY MATERNITY SERVICES

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