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Online Adoption Resources for Rockland

In the age of Google and tech-savvy toddlers, answers to questions about adoption are often just a click away. For adoptees looking to start the process of tracking down birth parents, these national websites offer a jumping-off point:

Adoption Registry Connect
Adoptive Families
American Adoptions
Center for Adoption Support and Education
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Find My Family
How to Investigate

But while the information may be more accessible, the emotions surrounding adoption can still prove complicated. Here are local support groups and services for adoptees and their parents:

Abbott House Rockland Co. Parent Support Group
100 N. Broadway, Irvington; 914-591-7306 x3165
Offers support for adoptive parents or anyone in the process of adopting a child. Support sessions consist of discussing challenges, concerns, joys, and ideas with other adoptive parents.

Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau
1011 First Ave., Manhattan; 212-371-1011
A domestic and international adoption program that offers its services throughout the metropolitan area. The organization serves families and children in all communities and at all stages in the adoption process. Counseling is also offered to expectant mothers seeking parenting options.

Forever Families Through Adoption
62 Bowman Ave., Rye Brook; 914-939-1180
An adoption agency and resource center, FFTA seeks to educate the community about adoption as well as related parenting issues. Through counseling and education, FFTA aims to promote a positive adoption experience.

Happy Families
3 Stone St., Cold Spring; 845-265-9272
Helps orphaned children find parents. The organization provides educational, medical, and social support, and it is dedicated to helping children with disabilities find the special attention they need.

Homeland Adoption Services
99 Main St., Nyack; 845-727-0500?
Provides post-adoption services to families. Home studies on adoption and foster care are also available through the foundation.

New York State Citizen’s Coalition for Children
501 Fourth St., Park Slope; 607-272-0034
Provides support, information, and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents and professionals in New York state.

Rockland County Department of Social Services
50 Sanatorium Road, Building C, Pomona; 845-364-3535
The department helps families who are looking to adopt school-aged children or teenagers. Training and certification for adoptive parents are also available.


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