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NYS Adoption Services (NYSAS)

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

Description

Children of all ages are waiting to be adopted. NYS Adoption Service (NYSAS) welcomes responsible, caring adults who are ready to share their time, their hearts, and their lives with our waiting children. When you adopt a waiting child, you will be giving that child a permanent family and another chance in life. All children deserve a loving, committed, safe, and permanent family.

We encourage you to use our website to learn more about the process of adoption in New York State. We trust you will find it an informative and useful guide as you make this most important decision to parent a child. Below, you will find questions about the different types of adoption in New York State. The primary focus of OCFS is the adoption of children from foster care, but there are other adoption processes such as adopting a child who is not in foster care or adopting internationally.

Adoption is a process that creates a binding, legal relationship between parent and child. It is strongly recommended you consult with an adoption attorney while navigating any formal legal process, including adoption.

Websites

Hotlines

  • 1-800-345-KIDS (5437), Toll Free

Categories

AdoptionFoster CareKinship Care

Related Terms

TPRfoster care
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