Adoption Support Services
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Hillside believes that every youth deserves permanency and has the right to have a safe, loving family. We promote honest communication about intentions and respect for decisions. Providing a safe environment and meeting the needs of the child are paramount.
About this Program
Specific services offered include:.
- Wendy’s Wonderful Kids – sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this program focuses on finding families for children in New York State who have been freed for adoption.
- Post Adoption Services – offered for families in the process of adopting and for families who have finalized their adoptions in Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Steuben, Tioga and Wyoming County. Erie County Adoption Resource Center (ECARC) is a pre- thru post-adoptive service to support families in Erie County in all stages of their adoption process. The Regional Permanency Resource Centers of Greater Rochester and the Southern Tier provide one-to-one and group support services to both adoptive families as well as families who have been granted legal guardianship of a child/youth.
- Adoption Information Registry – If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. Hillside can assist you in connecting with the New York State Health Department Adoption Registry.
Eligibility varies for each program; contact 585-256-7500 for details.
Hillside’s adoption services support residents of the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Seneca, Steuben and Wyoming.
For a list of counties served by our Post Adoption Services, see above
1 Mustard Street
Rochester, NY 14609
70 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo NY 14214
215 Wyoming Street
Syracuse NY 13204
Southern Tier Office
840 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
This Program Supported by private donations, grants, program fees, the Erie County Department of Social Services and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.