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Post Adoption Help for Families

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NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)


Post adoption services for families available through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) include the following:



  • 1-800-LifeNet (1-800-543-3638), Toll Free
  • 1-877-Ayudese (1-877-298-3373), Toll Free Spanish
  • 1-877-990-8585, Toll Free Asian
  • 1-212-982-5284, TTY Ada Accessible


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Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council