Providing temporary, safe, and nurturing homes for children is the essential role of foster parents, while adoptive parents dedicate their lives to raising children with love, care, and stability in a permanent home.
The upcoming training series provides information to families toward becoming certified foster/adoptive parents with the Schenectady County Department of Social Services.
To be a a foster or adoptive parent you must sign up, attend, and complete the following training sessions:
Wednesday 3/29 Wednesday 5/10
Wednesday 4/5 Wednesday 5/17
Wednesday 4/12 Wednesday 5/24
Monday 4/17 Wednesday 5/31
Wednesday 4/26 Wednesday 6/7
Questions? Contact the Foster Home Finding/Adoption Unit.
Elizabeth Roberts-Laura, Supervisor Foster Home Finding/Adoption Unit 518-388-4399
Tracy Toscano, Senior Caseworker Foster Home Finding/Adoption Unit 518-388-4372
Debbie VanAlstyne, Caseworker Foster Home Finding/Adoption Unit 518-388-4541