Adopt a child/teen
from foster care

If you live in Rockland County and you are
open to both adopting and fostering…


The first step is to get approved as a Rockland Foster Parent, and you will work directly with the County of Rockland.

Once you are approved, you will be contacted for foster placement of children and your goal to adopt will be embraced and considered throughout the process.

While the primary goal for foster care is reunification with their birth parents, it doesn’t always happen.  Children/teens are then either adopted by their present foster parents or placed in suitable adoptive homes. Adoption is finalized through Family Court.  Post-Adoption services are vital to adoptive families. Resources and information about post-adoption services can be found on the website of the New York State Office for Children and Family Services:  OCFS

My husband and I have been foster parents with the Rockland County Department of Social Services for seven years. During the seven years, we have adopted three children, 2 girls ages (7,8) one boy age (3). Throughout our time working with Rockland DSS, we have experience nothing but support and encouragement. It has totally been a partnership between our family and Rockland DSS. Whenever we find ourselves with a need, no matter what day of time or night, we can always count on the professional staff at Rockland DSS to provide us assistance with, resources or at times just a listening ear. Becoming foster parent with the Rockland County Department of Social Services was by far one of the best decisions we have made.

– Adoptive Parent

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