All children are valuable and deserve a loving permanent family. You can become a foster/adoptive parent in New York State and truly make a difference in the life of a child.

Children don’t stop wanting or needing a family – or a significant adult – that they can come back to, visit with over the holidays, share good news with, or seek advice from when things are difficult. A child leaving foster care without a family, or any adult connection, is a tragedy.  We are passionate about making sure that this doesn’t happen to these children in our foster care system. Every child deserves a family.

Please contact your County Department of Social Services to inquire about the steps required to become certified to adopt one of these beautiful children, or another waiting child. Be sure to mention that you are interested in a child from the Heart Gallery!

Albany County DCYF: (518) 447-7515

Clinton County DSS: (518) 565-3320

Columbia County DSS: (518) 828-9411

Delaware County DSS: (607) 746-2325

Essex County DSS: (518) 873-3414

Franklin County DSS: (518) 481-1824

Fulton County DSS: (518) 736-5615

Greene County DSS: (518) 719-3700

Hamilton County DSS: (518) 648-6131

Montgomery County DSS: (518) 853-5063

Otsego County DSS: (607) 547-4355

Rensselaer County DSS: (518) 833-6170

Saratoga County DSS: (518) 884-4157

Schenectady County DSS: (518) 388-4399

Schoharie County DSS: (518) 295-8334

Warren County DSS: (518) 761-6273

Washington County DSS: (518) 746-2300

Our Photographers

Very special thanks go out to our current photographers: Ethan Korotzer, Mary Jane Protus, Sue Clark, and Ashley Meade, as well as celebrity Photographer Paul Lange, all of whom have volunteered countless hours to get that “perfect shot” of each child. We cannot thank you enough for your service!