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
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!