New York State Adoption Service NYSAS
NEW YORK STATE ADOPTION SERVICE
52 Washington Street Rm 323 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144
800-345-5437 - Nationwide
The New York State Adoption Service is the focus of adoption services of The Office of Children and Family Services. Listed below are New York State Adoption Service responsibilities:
- Child Photolistings: Administers and supervises the child photolisting process in which children are published in The Adoption Album.
- Family Adoption Registry: Provides support to the local social services districts and authorized voluntary agencies associated with registering families into the Family Adoption Registry.
- Family Photolisting: Administers the Family Photolisting by photolisting families on the state's internal The Adoption Album system.
- New York Parents Connection Help Line: Provides information and referral assistance on adoption, foster care, day care and family preservation to parents and professionals.
- Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: Processes the placement of children into New York State and from New York State into other states, ensuring standards of safety and service established in the Compact are met.
- Adoption Subsidy: Reviews subsidy requests for maintenance and medical coverage based on the special needs of adoptive children.
- Putative Father Registry: Maintains a registry of putative fathers and children born out-of-wedlock, and responds to agency and court inquiries regarding the registration of putative fathers.
- Approval of Adoption Agencies: Reviews applications and renewals of not-for-profit agencies that administer adoptive placements with New York families.
- Adoption Technical Support: Addresses local concerns drawing upon the support of adoption specialists and adoption attorneys from OCFS regional offices.
- Public Awareness: Prepares materials, organizes and participates
in events to increase the opportunities for adoption for New York's waiting
children. If you have any questions, contact the New York State Adoption
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- Adoption Home
- Adoption Album Photolisting
- Silverlight Adoption Album
- Family Adoption Registry
- Video Gallery
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Adoption Agencies
- Adoption Subsidy Information
- Other Adoption Resources
- Adoption User Manual (Caseworker Use Only)
- Post-Adoption Help for Families
- Tax Benefits
- Contact Adoption
- About NYS Adoption Service