Rochester Adoption and Foster Care Resources
Whether you are interested in adoption as an expectant mother or a prospective adoptive parent in Rochester, there are many resources available to you in your area. Read on to learn more about local adoption and foster care agencies, home study professionals and other Rochester adoption and foster care services. To learn more about adoption laws, processes and qualifications throughout the state, visit our New York adoption page.
Rochester Adoption Agencies and Adoption ProfessionalsThroughout the adoption process, your adoption professional will provide the services and support you need. There are many adoption professionals to choose from, including national and local adoption agencies and adoption attorneys. For some adoptive and birth parents, it is most convenient to work with a local adoption agency. Here are some of the local and regional professionals serving the Rochester area:
Rochester Foster Care ResourcesFoster parent qualifications are determined by the state. To become a foster parent in New York, you must be at least 21 years old and complete the New York home study. If you need more information or if you are ready to begin the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in Rochester, contact one of the following local agencies:
Home Study Providers in RochesterThe home study is an important part of the process to become a foster or adoptive parent in Rochester. In New York, the home study evaluates prospective parents and ensures they are ready to adopt based on criminal records checks, financial information, personal interviews, and more. For a detailed overview of what to expect during the home study process, visit our New York adoption information page. Your home study must be conducted by a legally qualified professional in New York. To begin the home study process, contact a provider in your area:
- Dr. Judith S. Lee, LCSW 212-957-3938 Dr. Judith S. Lee, LCSW provides home studies, home study updates and post-placement supervision reports for New York State residents.
- Adoptions from the Heart 1-800-355-5500 Adoptions From the Heart (AFTH) provides home study services for all types of adoption.
Hospitals in RochesterOne of the final steps in the adoption process is the hospital stay and arrival of the baby. If you are an expectant mother making an adoption plan, you will have control over your hospital plan, including who is in the delivery room with you, how much interaction you will have with your baby, and more. Your adoption professional can coordinate with your delivery hospital to ensure a smooth labor and delivery process. As you create your hospital plan, you may be able to work with one of the following Rochester hospitals:
- Highland Hospital 1000 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 585-341-8021
- Rochester General Hospital 1425 Portland Avenue Rochester, NY 14621 585-922-4000
- Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642 585-275-2100