Adoption can take place through a number of methods, ranging from adopting through an agency that places children with adoptive parents or adopting independently through an arrangement between the adoptive and birth parents. 

Foster Care

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent?  Our attorneys are able to assist in the foster care process.  This also includes the adoption of your foster child(ren). 

Office of Children and Family Services

The New York Office of Children and Family Services publishes the "New York State Foster Parent Manual" and the "New York State Foster Parent's Guide to Adoption," which are excellent sources of guidelines concerning the foster care/adoption process through county social services agencies.  You may order them from the New York Office of Children and Family Services; they are also available at the "Publications".

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Brendan C. O'Shea
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