Foster Care and Adoption Services


Take the first step. If you've ever considered becoming a foster or adoptive parent, join us for an informational session about what that means in Schenectady County. The need has never been greater.

All 2020 informational sessions are held at 5:30pm at a branch of the Schenectady County Public Library System.

*Due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is postponing the upcoming informational sessions for prospective foster/adoptive certification. We will send you updated information as we have it.

January 14 - Main Branch

February 4 - Phyllis Bornt Branch

March 4 - Glenville Branch

April 7 - Niskayuna Branch

May 5 - Rotterdam Branch

June 2 - Mont Pleasant Branch

July 14 - Main Branch

August 4 - Phyllis Bornt Branch

September 16 - Glenville Branch

October 6 - Mont Pleasant Branch

November 4 - Niskayuna Branch

December 1 - Rotterdam Branch

 

CLICK HERE for the print version of our 2020 Information Session Calendar


Training Sessions for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents*

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a Foster Care and/or Adoptive Parent?
Please join us for our Spring 2020 Training Sessions, which run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

For more information about Foster Care and Adoption please call 388-4736.

*Due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is postponing the upcoming spring training for prospective foster/adoptive certification. The training scheduled from April 15 - June 24 will be rescheduled at a later date and we will send you updated information as we have it.


If you are interested in fostering or adopting a child, you may call the Schenectady County Department of Social Services Foster/Adoptive Home Program at 518-388-4736 or you may use the Inquiry form below and the Program Coordinator will contact you.

Please include the following information in your email to the Program Coordinator:

  • Interest (Adoption and/or Foster Care)
  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • City, State and Zip
  • E-Mail Address
  • Phone Number

Thank you for your interest in the Schenectady County Foster/Adoptive Home Program. 

 

 

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