Adoption STAR is an agency known for its work within the community, as an education provider, adoption service provider, volunteer and non-profit donator.
Adoption STAR enjoys collaborating with other businesses, organizations, schools and individuals to provide the very best for children and their families.
Adoption STAR hosts many meetings involving community members to share information between each other to continually improve practices related to adoption education.
Questions to Consider:
- Do you have a last minute referral? Are you in need of adoption assistance?
- Do you wish to arrange an adoption training? Are you aware of a baby in need of a permanent home?
Making a Referral
The agency accepts referrals of pregnant clients as well as those who have already given birth. Just telephone Adoption STAR and give us as much information on the potential client as you possibly can. We can arrange to talk to the client or they may call us themselves. Please feel free to provide them with our contact information including the toll free number: 1.866.691.3300 or with our email.
We respond immediately to all referrals, including those received in the evenings and on weekends.
Health Care Providers
Adoption STAR is out in the community routinely providing adoption-related presentations to all kinds of audiences, including public health departments, hospitals, medical groups, medical clinics, community health centers, and the like. We’d happily arrange for an in-service, training, or presentation for any interested health care professionals (and we certainly can abide by nearly any time frame, be it a 30 minute training or a full day’s worth of training). We can work to tailor a presentation to meet your needs should you have any specific topics of interest, areas of concern, etc. We’d happily come to you to deliver this kind of a presentation, all at no charge.
Positive Adoption Protocol
Free e-booklet on how to help your hospital develop a positive adoption protocol.
FAQs – Community Professionals
Begin answering some of your initial questions here on our FAQ page and send us an inquiry if you find your question is not answered here.
If a birth mother comes in to deliver her baby and has not yet made an adoption plan, is it too late to refer her to your agency?
What if I know of a baby who is African American and in need of a home, will you be able to place him for adoption rather than foster care?
What if a baby is medically fragile? Does this child have a chance of finding an adoptive home?
Often we see children who are drug or alcohol exposed and affected. Will the agency accept these referrals as well?
How quickly will you be able to respond to a call?
Arrange a Training
Adoption STAR can help address your educational needs by arranging training opportunities for you and your co-workers. We provide trainings throughout the states of New York, Florida, and Ohio – and we will come to you!
Adoption STAR conducts educational training sessions on all aspects of adoption, parenting and other related issues. These sessions are often prepared for physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, community leaders, and support groups. We also focus on training opportunities that are specific to all members of the adoption triad – adoptive families, birth families and adoptees.
Adoption STAR also regularly gives presentations to students of all ages. Whether it’s time in a pre-school classroom or time in a college/university lecture hall, we’re committed to education and awareness. Adoption STAR loves to assist educators in determining how adoption education can be included in their school’s curriculum.
The agency has also developed a resource library on adoption and related topics. You are welcome to visit our library to browse through the collection and even borrow materials. In addition, our staff would be happy to review available literature with you and identify specific resources that may be beneficial for you (or your patients, clients, students, etc.).
If you wish to attend any of our workshops or educational programs, or wish to work with us to develop and/or deliver a training or in-service specifically for you or your organization, please call us toll free 1.866.691.3300 or email us.
The decision to adopt a child is one of the most serious and important decisions a family can make. Choosing the right agency is necessary.
After years of adoption service provision in the Western New York area, Adoption STAR has an outstanding reputation for identifying families for children of all backgrounds, needs and circumstances. The children that the agency has predominately served are children who...Read More
Past Commissioner, Erie
County Department of Social Services
From all indications the training was a big success. Many of the social workers approached me afterwards and commented on how informative the training was and expressed appreciation that we scheduled it. Elaine was excellent, she has a firm grasp...Read More
Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, Bellerose
I want to thank you for the most excellent presentation for our LPN students in Mt. Morris. The comments were very positive, including how much it expanded their knowledge and would be helpful to them as nurses. They were very...Read More
Linda Sue Cannon
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Mt. Morris
The training went very well! We had 17 people in attendance, mostly social workers and nurse educators, and all stayed and remained attentive to Elaine’s fine presentation throughout the 4½ hours, including more time on the evaluation that I usually...Read More
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn
It is with pleasure that I am writing to you today. Covenant House New York can’t begin to thank you for such an intriguing and educational “Understanding Infant Adoption” training this past month. The information that Mrs. Elaine Gilmartin and...Read More
Covenant House, New York City
I want to thank you so much for arranging the absolutely excellent presentations by members of your staff last week. Everyone was so well informed, so passionate about what they were doing, and so open to questions and to sharing...Read More
Legal Writing Faculty, University at Buffalo Law School