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2-1-1 Western New York Health & Human Services

Keeping Western New York Connected

Full Resource Name:

Adoption and Foster Care Services - OCDSS

14016 Route 31 West
Albion, NY 14411

(585) 589-3120

https://www.orleansny.com

Phone Numbers

Main Phone
(Primary)

Main Phone

(585) 589-3120

Fax

Fax

(585) 589-7479

Description:

Assess the needs and capabilities of children who have been relinquished for adoption, compile the children's social and medical histories, make arrangements for care and supervision of the children prior to placement, evaluate prospective adoptive applicants including a review of adoptive home studies, if available, and select and approve prospective adoptive homes. Also identifies and enlist individuals and couples who are willing to provide a permanent home and new legal parentage for children who have been relinquished for adoption, particularly for children who have special needs. Responsible for training, certifying and monitoring placements in family homes and for providing support for the family and the individual(s) with disabilities who live with them.

Links individuals who are in need of alternative living arrangements with appropriate private family homes that are licensed to provide foster care. Identifies and enlists people who are willing to provide foster care for dependent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living arrangement, or for children or adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting. Responsible for training, certifying and monitoring placements in family homes and for providing support for the family and the individual(s) with disabilities who live with them.

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Eligibility:

Residents of Orleans County who are interested in adoption.

Foster Home Placement: Dependent children who are residents of Orleans County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living arrangement or for children or adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting.

Intake Process:

Call for information.

Program Fees:

Call for information.

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Date of Official Change:

October 29, 2015

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