If you live in the Yonkers area and are considering adoption, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about New York adoption resources, laws and process. Here, find information about Yonkers adoption agencies, home study providers and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Yonkers
As a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, the professional you choose to work with will play an important role throughout your adoption journey. Your adoption agency or adoption attorney will help guide you through each step of the process and ensure you receive the services and support you need.
If you live in Yonkers, consider the following local and regional adoption professionals:
Additional nearby adoption and foster care resources are also included in our New York City adoption information.
Foster Care Professionals in Yonkers
Foster care programs, requirements and processes are determined by the state. In Yonkers, foster parents must meet all New York foster care requirements and complete a home study.
Some agencies have additional training or requirements for the parents they work with. Contact a local foster care agency for more information about the process to become a foster parent in Yonkers:
Home Study Providers in Yonkers
Whether you are interested in private infant adoption or foster care in Yonkers, you will be required to complete a home study that meets New York requirements. Information about the New York home study process and requirements is available here.
It is important to work with a legally qualified home study provider. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study, contact one of these area home study professionals:
- Dr. Judith S. Lee, LCSW
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
Adoptions From the Heart (AFTH) provides home study services for all types of adoption.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about New York home study providers.
Hospitals in Yonkers
As her due date approaches, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are pregnant and considering adoption for your baby, you will have the opportunity to make many decisions about the labor and delivery process, including who will be in the delivery room with you, who gets to hold the baby first, how much time you spend with the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in the area:
- St. John’s Riverside Hospital
967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
- New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
- Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Below, find an overview of the statutes impacting adoptive parents and birth parents in Yonkers, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Adoption in New York page.
Laws for Birth Parents:
Every adoption involves the legal termination of the birth mother’s and father’s parental rights. If you are considering placing your baby for adoption in Yonkers, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Throughout the adoption process, Yonkers families must adhere to New York laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined here.
Every adoption must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Yonkers area, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Westchester County.
Things to do in Yonkers
If you are an adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Yonkers, you will likely find yourself in the area visiting your baby’s birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Yonkers before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: