Adoption is a decision for the entire family. Talk with your family about what it might mean for you. Talk with others who have adopted children from foster care. Often times people become foster parents, mentors, or volunteers before adopting. There are many ways for you to experience caring for children who need a loving adult.

For more information about adopting children from foster care, call the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (I-800-345-KIDS) or visit the website:

In addition, your local county Department of Social Services can provide you with information and the opportunity to speak with families who have already adopted children from foster care. Please click here for a list of our partner agencies and their contact information.

For more information about the Capital Region Heart Gallery, please call Lori Pirrone at 518-388-4399 or Carol Van Valkenburg at 518-447-7563. You may also send us an email: