Yonkers Adoption and Foster Care Resources
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 YonkersAs 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: New York City adoption information.
Foster Care Professionals in YonkersFoster 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: state adoption page or the Office of Children and Family Services.
Home Study Providers in YonkersWhether 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 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 YonkersAs 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 914-964-4444
- New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital 55 Palmer Avenue Bronxville, NY 10708 914-787-1000
- Montefiore Medical Center 111 East 210th Street Bronx, NY 10467 718-920-4321