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Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone from AFFCNY

A free, regional support, assessment, education, referral and brief counseling service for adoptive and guardianship families, and for professionals who work with adoptive and guardianship families in your community. Serving both Nassau and Suffolk counties.


Adoption Support Resources

Adoptive Families Magazine
The Center for Adoption Support and Education
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York State
Congressional Coalition On Adoption Institute
The Donaldson Adoption Institute
Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption
NYS Kinship Navigator Voice For Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Stop the Bounce

Adoption Support Group

If you are parenting a child who joined your family through a domestic or international adoption, or who came into your care through the foster care system, or you are an adopted youth, then this group is for you!

Join us as we discuss topics relating to the unique needs of adoptive families and their children. We will learn therapeutic parenting techniques, and offer practical advice and support to help you and your family be the best you can be!

Meetings for adoptive parents and adopted youth are typically held on the second Thursday evening of each month from 6:00-8:00PM, in collaboration with, and at the offices of FREE (Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.), 191 Bethpage-Sweethollow Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11801. Dinner provided. Call (631)-264-5438, or e-mail for more information.