International Adoption – New York

New York State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in New York.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720Child Protective Services

Secretary of State

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/Mailing Address:

NEW YORK CITY
Department of State
123 William Street
New York, NY 10038-3804
Tel: (212) 417-5800
Fax: (212)-417-2383

Vital Records and Health Services

Vital Records Customer Service Lobby:
800 North Pearl Street
2nd Floor – Room 200
Menands, NY 12204
http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/walkin.htm

State Police Check

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

County Clerks

$3.00 per document; money order or certified check (cash OK if walk-in)Metro New York County Clerks (CALL to confirm address/procedure)

New York County Clerk/Notary Section
60 Centre Street, Rm 141B
New York, NY 10007
(646) 386-5955Bronx County Clerk
851 Grand Concourse
Rm 118
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 590-3648 or (718) 590-8795

Kings (Brooklyn) County Clerk
Supreme Court Building, Rm 189
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 404-9772 or (347) 404-9760

Queens County Clerk
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 298-0600 or (718) 298-0605

Richmond (Staten Island) County Clerk
County Court House – State Supreme Court
130 Stuyvesant Place, 2nd Fl.
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 390-5393 or (718) 390-5386

Suffolk County Clerk
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901-3392
(631) 852-2000 or 852-2099 or 852-2048Nassau County Clerk
County Office Building
240 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 571-2664 or (516) 571-2661

Westchester County Clerk
Legal Records Division, Rm 330
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-3070 or (914) 995-3071

Rockland County Clerk
1 South Main Street, Suite 100
New City, NY 10956-3549
(845) 638-5070 or (845) 638-5221

*ALL Other NY County
Clerks can by found on the website:
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lists/coclerks.html

NY Department of State “Certification or Apostille”

NY State Dept. of State
Certification Unit

123 William Street, 19th floor
New York, NY 10038
PHONE: 212-417-5684
NY State Dept of State
Miscellaneous Documents

41 State Street, 2nd floor
Albany, NY 12231
PHONE: (518) 474-4770

$10.00 per document; money order (cash OK if walk-in) call to see if checks are accepted.

USCIS Office

Albany Field OfficeStreet Address:

USCIS
1086 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110

Mailing Address:
USCIS
1086 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110.

Visiting The Office:
In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the following counties: Albany, Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saint Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Tioga, Warren, and Washington.

Buffalo Field Office

Street Address:
Federal Center
130 Delaware Avenue, First Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202.

Mailing Address:
USCIS
Federal Center
130 Delaware Avenue, First Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202.

Visiting The Office
In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the counties of: Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

New York City Field Office

Street Address:
USCIS
Jacob Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, 3rd Floor, Room 3-310
New York, NY 10278.

Mailing Address:
USCIS
Jacob Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278.

Visiting The Office:
In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the following counties in New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Staten Island, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.

Rochester Field Office

Street Address:
100 State Street, Room 418
Rochester, NY 14614.

This office provides limited information services.

Mailing Address:
USCIS
130 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Visiting The Office:
In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

PLEASE NOTE: This office is CLOSED on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

This office primarily serves the following counties in New York: Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates. This office also serves the following counties that lie within the jurisdiction of the Buffalo District Office: Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Onondaga, Orleans, Oswego, Tompkins, Wyoming.

Syracuse Field Office

Street Address:
412 South Warren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
This office provides limited information services.

Mailing Address:
USCIS
130 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Visiting The Office:
In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

PLEASE NOTE: The Information Office is CLOSED on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

This office primarily serves the following counties in New York: Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins.

This satellite office also serves the following counties that lie within the jurisdiction of the Buffalo District Office: Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

Medical Clinics

International Pediatric Health Services (PLLC)
Dr. Jane Aronson
International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC
151 East 62nd Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-207-6666
Fax: 212-207-6665
e-mail: orphandoctor@aol.comSchneider Children’s Hospital
Andrew Adesman, MD
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
1983 Marcus Ave, Suite 130
Lake Success NY 11042
Telephone: 516-802-6150
Fax: 516-616-5801
email: adoption@LIJ.edu

Post-Adoption Lawyers

Patti Urban of Legal-Eaze
http://www.legal-eaze.com
She acts as a paralegalKenneth Tuch, Esq
adoptive CHI father with a general practice
who can also handle re-adoptions
516-783-0062 (w)

William O’Keefe, Esq
(845-615-8500)
His services range from limited to full representation, with a price range

Rumbold & Seidelman, Esqs
914-962-3001
Law firm handling adoption matters.

Robin Fleischner
212-362-6945 (NY)
973-376-1090 (NJ)
Handles complicated casesStephanie Baynon, Esq.
516-883-5085
Locum Avenue,
Port Washington, NY 11050

Rebecca Mendel, Esq
(212) 972-5430 x28

Adoption support groups

Adoptive Families Coalition, Inc.
PO Box 603
Glenmont, NY 12077
Phone: (518) 448-5295Adoptive Families of
Older Children, Inc.

149-32A Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: (718) 380-7234

Adoption Resource Network, Inc.
203 Miles Cutting
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 716-924-5295

Adoptive Parents Committee,
Long Island Chapter

P.O. Box 71
Bellmore, NY 11710
516-541-4822

Adoptive Parents Committee,
New York City Chapter

P.O. Box 3525
Church Street Station
NY. NY 10008-3525
212-304-8479

Columbia Co Resource Parents
76 MacLean Lane
Ghent, NY 12075
Phone: 518-392-1667

Families With Children From China
of Greater New York

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0115Friends In Adoptions
Long Island Support Group

PO Box 191
Manorville, NY 11949
Phone: 631-878-6511

Latin America Parents Association
PO Box 339-340
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 236-8689

Post-Adoption Resource Center
60 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-393-2805/518-426-2792

South Shore Parent Group
1551 Manatuck Blvd.
Bayshore, NY 11706
Phone: 516-968-4079/516-968-9633

Childhood Centers and Programs

Early Childhood Direction Center
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
888 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209
(716) 878-7282 or 1-800-462-7653
Fax – 1-716-878-1267Regional Early Childhood
Direction Center

Box 671, 601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14642
(716) 275-2263 or 1-800-462-4344

Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
805 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244-2280
(315) 443-4444, 443-3851 or
1-800-962-5488

Early Childhood Direction Center
Endwell Support Center
1605 Davis Avenue
Endwell, New York 13760
607-786-8524 or
1-800-552-0150

Early Childhood Direction Center
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
52 State Street
Malone, New York 12953
(518) 483-6523

Early Childhood Direction Center
of the Capital Region

Albany-Schenectady-Schoharie
-Saratoga BOCES
Maywood School
1979 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12205
(518) 456-9071

Early Childhood Direction Center
25 Webster Street
Kingston, New York 12401
(914) 338-6755
(888) 811-3232 (Parents Only)

Early Childhood Direction Center
St. Agnes Hospital -CRC
305 North Street
White Plains, New York 10605
(914) 681-4656Early Childhood Direction Center
New York Hospital
435 East 70th Street – Suite 2A
New York, New York 10021
(212) 746-6175

Early Childhood Direction Center
160 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11230
(718) 437-3794

Early Childhood Direction Center
United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
82-25 164 Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
(718) 380-3000 Ext. 465

Early Childhood Direction Center
Variety Pre-Schooler’s Workshop
47 Humphrey Drive
Syosset, New York 11791
(516) 364-8580

Early Childhood Direction Center
Developmental Disabilities Institute
99 Holly wood Drive
Smithtown, New York 11787
(631) 863-2600

Early Childhood Direction Center
Bronx ECDC
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, New York 10462
(718) 931-0658

Early Childhood Direction Center
Staten Island University Hospital
1 Edgewater Plaza, Sixth Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305
(718) 226-4885

For more information on Early Intervention Programs, contact:

New York State Education Department
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1613
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-3060 or (518) 474-5652-TTY