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Transition from Foster Care

For teenagers who have been living in foster care, the transition to life outside of care presents many new and often daunting experiences. These young adults may face challenges as they search for affordable housing, pursue higher education or training, look for jobs, manage on tight budgets, take care of their health needs, and much more. 

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Post Adoption Help for Families

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


Pre- and Post-Adoption Services

The Adoptive and Foster Family Care Coalition of New York website provides a multitude of adoption and foster care information and resources.

Foster Care and Adoption Support Services available throughout New York State including post adoption support services, after adoption resources, training, education, social connections and events. To find additional foster care, adoption, kinship, family support and therapeutic services in your county click here for adoption and foster care services map of New York.


Social Security Office Locator

The Social Security Office Locator is an online tool that will locate your local Social Security office using a zip code. It provides the address, telephone number, hours of operation and a link to map and get directions to the office. This site allows people to apply for most types of benefits online, estimate your future benefits and more.


Vital Records

The Vital Records Department of the New York State Department of Health files certificates for births and deaths that occur in New York State outside of New York City and for marriage licenses issued in New York State outside of New York City. Also on file are divorce records for all of New York State since 1963. The Vital Records Section provides qualified applicants with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. Uncertified copies of older certificates are available for genealogy research.

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