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 I'm Pregnant

 
We can provide you with free & confidential
support and assistance with
counseling, housing, living expenses,
medical care, legal services, and other
support services. Learn your adoption options.  
We are here to help!

 Choose An Adoptive Family

 

 You choose the family for your birth child! 
View our agency's qualified adoptive parents. 
Each family is  waiting and wanting to
become parents through adoption.  
You decide! You pick the family.

 I Want to Adopt

 
We can help you make your dreams
of adopting a child a reality. 
Learn about our agency's
domestic infant adoption program and
our international adoption services. 

Unplanned Pregnancy Help 

 I'm Pregnant

 I'm Pregnant

 
We can provide you with free & confidential
support and assistance with
counseling, housing, living expenses,
medical care, legal services, and other
support services. We are here to help!

Find the Right Family for Your Baby 

 Waiting Families

 Waiting Families

 
You choose the family for your birth child! 
View our agency's qualified adoptive parents. 
Each family is  waiting and wanting to
become parents through adoption.  
You decide! You pick the family.

Build Your Family through Adoption 

 I want to adopt

 I Want to Adopt

 
We can help you make your dreams
of adopting a child a reality. 
Click above to learn about our agency's
domestic infant adoption program and
our international adoption services.

Family Connections is hiring!

We are looking for a

full-time Social Worker

and a part-time

Administrative Assistant.

For more information and to apply click on the links above.

 2019 NCFA Agency Membership Badge

Guess What?

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that applicants can now complete and file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 online.

 

Before an applicant can file a Form N-600 or N-600K online, they must first create a USCIS online account. Through an online account, the applicant can securely and conveniently:

  • Complete Form N-600 or N-600K
  • Submit accompanying evidence
  • Upload passport-style photos
  • Pay the filing fee
  • Respond to USCIS requests for evidence
  • Monitor the status of their application
  • Manage their contact information, including updating their address.
 Applicants Can Now Request Certificates of Citizenship Online

 

IMPORTANT UKRAINE UPDATE

 

Dear members of U.S. adoption community,

 

We would like to inform you of recent changes introduced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) due to the ongoing measles outbreak in Ukraine.  These new requirements apply to all immigrant visa applicants, including adopted children. 

 

Effective August 1, 2019, regardless of measles vaccination history, all immigrant visa applicants will undergo a blood test during the medical examination to verify the presence of measles antibodies.  If the result of this test is negative the visa applicant will be required to receive a measles vaccination before obtaining medical clearance to travel.  Obtaining measles vaccinations for recently adopted children may be complicated due to the way the Ukrainian medical system works, and this could delay your travel to the United States.

 

If the adopted child has not previously received the full series of measles vaccinations, please make sure that the child gets a booster vaccine prior to the final medical examination.  Even if the child’s record indicates full vaccination, we recommend a blood test in advance to determine whether the child has active antibodies, and if not, early administration of a booster shot since it can take up to two weeks for antibodies to register on the blood test.

 

All adopted children ages 0-10 years old are eligible for a vaccination waiver prior to departure, which means that they will be required to get any missing vaccinations within 30 days upon arrival to the U.S.  Children ages 11 and older are required to meet all CDC-recommended vaccination requirements, including additional measles vaccinations, if needed, before their travel to the United States.


 

 

Where can Family Connections, Inc. complete a home study?


Family Connections, Inc. is honored to be able to support a family looking to complete a home study anywhere in New York State.

 

 Need a Home Study? Give us a call today @ 1-607-756-6574

 

 

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 Family Connections, Inc. is Proud to have Achieved Hague Accreditation from IAAME

 

Family Connections, Inc. has achieved Hague Accreditation from the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) in relation to international adoption.


Family Connections, Inc. is honored to have received Hague Accreditation and to be acknowledged for the Agency's commitment to the well-being of children and families worldwide and for working to ensure the best interests of children. Family Connections, Inc. is thrilled to be able to provide home study and post-adoption support services to families throughout New York State who are adopting a child(ren) from a foreign country (inter-country adoption).  The Agency also provides Primary Provider services for families adopting from Pakistan & Ukraine!!

 

IAAME Accred... 

Ready to get started?

Start by giving us a call today at 1-607-756-6574 and we can discuss what the adoption process could look like for you & your family! 

 

OR 

Ask Us Your Adoption Questions

 

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Get Answers to Your Questions

With over thirty years of combined adoption experience, our New York adoption agency is prepared to provide you with thAnita_Stevens_Family_Connections.jpge information that will help you choose your adoption path.  Adoption information can often be confusing, overwhelming and outdated; let us help you sort it out.

 

Antia F. Stevens, Founder &            Executive Director of Family Connections, Inc.

 

What our clients have to say...

"We appreciate your enthusiasm and guidance tremendously.  It is very nice to feel supported and validated throughout the process.  You have made it a pleasant process!  I consider myself a wordsmith, but I literally do not have better words to express our thanks other than, THANK YOU.”

"They have been respectful and understanding every step of the process."

"Thank you all so much for being supportive of us throughout the adoption process.  This has been such a wonderful experience, and it is definitely because of all of you.  Our son is doing wonderful and we are unbelievably happy and in love!"

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