Adoption and Children’s Services

Welcome to Adoption & Children’s Services of Family Services of Westchester! For more than 65 years, ourwoman hugging two children holding hula hoops adoption experts have been helping individuals and couples build their dream families through adoption,  and we would consider it a privilege to help you.

Our experienced, caring and professional staff of licensed social workers deeply understands the complex emotions and challenging choices families face when they’re considering adoption.

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to be there for prospective parents every step of the way, from clarifying the options available to you to helping you navigate every twist and turn in the adoption process itself.

We Guide You Every Step of the Way

Our emphasis on family guidance and counseling means that FSW provides a full range of services for every member of the adoption triad — birthparents, child and adoptive parents — with the well-being of Three little boys at Halloweenthe child at the center of everything we do.

To ensure the best outcome for each child and the families involved, our adoption team:

  • Counsels potential birthparents about all of their options
  • Conducts homestudies for adoptive parents in all three of our adoption programs
  • Provides adoption education for prospective parents
  • Coordinates all post-placement services and referrals to community resources

Depth of Experience and Breadth of Contacts

FSW’s Adoption & Children’s Services program has been operating continuously since 1953. The depth of experience we provide, combined with our breadth of contacts is unparalleled. We have decades of building relationships with adoption attorneys, adoptive parent support groups and other agencies that provide Woman judge stands with father and adoptive son who is holding a certificateplacement services for both babies and older children who need families.

These longstanding connections to the broader adoption community also enable us to continuously update our procedures to incorporate up-to-the-minute changes in adoption law, research and best practices.

Family Services of Westchester is fully accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Services for Families & Children and we are an authorized agency with the State of New York.

Our Mission Is to Support YOU!

We are available seven days a week to answer your questions throughout the adoption experience. Quite Mother watches little girl rolling out cookie doughsimply, our mission at Family Services of Westchester is to support you as you build your family through adoption.

As petite Leigh Anne Tuohy, portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the film The Blind Side movingly said of her adopted son, 6’4” 315-pound NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

Attend a FREE Adoption Orientation!

Adoption & Children’s Services offers free monthly Adoption Orientations.  It is required that all pre-adoptive applicants attend one orientation before beginning the homestudy process.

Adoption Orientation Session Dates

Mark your calendars now for one of our upcoming 2020 Orientation Sessions:Two men holding their two adopted children

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020

All Orientation Sessions are held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Adoption & Children’s Services Orientation WILL take place as scheduled on Tuesday, April 21, at 6pm.
The Orientation will happen remotely, using Zoom. Please note-you do NOT need your own Zoom account to join the meeting. You may either click on the link below on a computer or smart phone, or dial in.

Meeting ID: 688 321 667​
Password: 168742​

I look forward to seeing you at Orientation! 

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If you would like to let us know that you are planning to attend an upcoming Orientation, please fill out the Orientation Registration Form.

If you or your partner are pregnant and considering making an adoption plan, and you want to see our families who are approved to adopt, click here.

Contact Information:

Mia Diamond Padwa, Director
(914) 274-8334, Ext. 232
mpadwa@fsw.org

78 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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