Adoption Unit

Chautauqua County children who are freed for adoption through Family Court are provided with services that help them find a "forever family". This includes foster parent adoptions.

Interested Applicants
Applicants interested in adopting would apply to become adoptive parents by contacting our Intake Worker. There are no income restrictions for eligibility. The Department of Social Services conducts pre-service classes for applicants (with foster parent applicants) and compiles an extensive family home study. Families are then matched with children freed for adoption and listed in the New York State "Blue Books".

Adoption Inquiries
If you are adopted and want to inquire about your adoption, you will need to register with the Adoption Information Registry through the New York State Department of Health.