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Foster & Adoptive Parent Training

Schenectady County Department of Social Services, 388 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305

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 foster or adoptive parent you must sign up, attend, and complete the following training sessions:

       Wednesday  1/10               Monday  2/12

       Wednesday  1/17               Wednesday  2/21

       Wednesday  1/24               Wednesday  2/28 

       Wednesday  1/31               Wednesday  3/6          

       Wednesday  2/7                 Wednesday  3/13




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
Kylie Wert, Caseworker Foster Home Finding/Adoption Unit 518-388-4541