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Healing-Centered and Attachment-Focused Caregiving

Facilitated by Samantha VanHout, Ph.D Similar to TBRI, this training will provide psycho-education about trauma, emotion, regulation, and attachment, as well as effective parenting strategies to utilize with your unique […]

Newborn/Infant Care Class (Webinar)

Adoption STAR is offering a newborn/infant care class that is open to the agency’s prospective adoptive parents!The class will be facilitated by a group of practicing nurses that are currently […]

Waiting Families Meeting

Waiting families virtual support meetingWe recognize that this is a stressful and overwhelming time for you and would like to hold a virtual support meeting for our waiting families. Our […]

Private Track Training


For clients of Adoption STAR who are currently in the Private Track Program Adoption STAR’s Agency Assisted Private Adoption Program, often referred to as “Private Track,” provides increased opportunities to […]

Diagnoses 101

This workshop will introduce, describe, and provide information on the most common conditions identified for children in careThis workshop will introduce, describe, and provide information on the most common conditions […]

Adoption STAR Online Adoption Information Session

Building Families Through AdoptionBecome introduced to Adoption STAR’s A-OK (Adopt an Older Kid) program and the policies, procedures, and services offered to clients interested in adopting an older child.After registering […]

A-OK Q&A Sessions

Exploring adoption of older childrenThose interested in Adoption STAR’s A-OK Program, as well as those exploring adoption of older children can ask all questions relating to older child adoption. The […]

Beer Tasting Fundraiser

908 Niagara Falls Blvd suite 105 908 Niagara Falls Boulevard, #suite 105, North Tonawanda, NY, United States

Join us for a night of tasting the finest beers benefiting the A-OK and Shining Star programs on May 1, 2024, at 6:00PM!Join us for a Beer Tasting Fundraiser!Come and […]

ANCHOR A-OK Educational Class, Series 2

Adoption STAR Main Office 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst, NY, United States

For those pursuing the domestic adoption of an older child or an international adoption The A-OK educational classes are referred to as ANCHOR (Attach, Nurture, Commit, Healing, Open-minded, Resilience). They […]