INTRODUCTION to NATIONWIDE FOSTER/ADOPTION OPTIONS (INFO): For famililes who wish to adopt an older child from the foster care system, either in NY or nationwide. This meeting is not for newborn or international adoption. We talk about foster care and foster-to-adoption. The meeting is approximately 4 hours long. All are welcome (no children please). Families must come to an INFO meeting before they can begin foster-to-adopt Certification Training, or apply to a foster-to-adopt program. See INFO Calendar below. Reservations are required - email Rich: ffasrich@gmail.com

FFAS CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR FOSTER-TO-ADOPTION: Our 40-hour course prepares you to adopt the multiply-betrayed children of the foster care system, and is required for families in order to be approved and licensed in one of our foster-to-adopt programs. This course is also available to any parents of adopted children, as well as to adoption professionals. This is not MAPP training, and is not applicable with other agencies. You must attend an INFO Meeting before you can attend Certification Training. After an INFO Meeting, you may start Certification Training with either Group A or Group B; to be FFAS Certified you must complete both Group A (7 weeks) and Group B (7 weeks). Reservations are required, call Rich at (718) 224-1919, or email ffasrich@gmail.com. See Calendar below.

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The first step for any family considering adoption is to become informed about what kind of adoption is right for them, which agency can help them, where to start, and what to expect. FFAS offers the following Information, Meetings, and Training. There are no fees for the meetings.

Family Focus Adoption Services
INFO and Certification Training Calendar

Capital District /Albany (Castleton) Training and Meeting Center:

(You must attend an INFO before you can attend Certification Training)

2017

9 AM to 3 PM on the following Saturdays:
March 5
April 8, 29
May 13
June 10, 24
July 15
('snow day' July 29)

FFAS CERTIFICATION TRAINING
(You must attend an INFO before you can attend Certification Training)
(RSVP REQUIRED to: ffasrich@gmail.com)

Long Island/Metro Area
Little Neck, Queens Training and Meeting Center:

B Sessions Wednesday nights, 6:45-9:30 PM
May 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14; 21 ('snow day' June 28)

INFO MEETINGS CALENDAR
(You must attend an INFO before you can attend Certification Training)
(RSVP REQUIRED to: ffasrich@gmail.com)

Long Island/Metro Area,
Little Neck, Queens Training and Meeting Center:

2017
January 9 (Monday) 6:00PM - 9:30
February 13 (Monday) 6:00PM - 9:30
February 23 (Thursday) 6:00PM - 9:30
March 11 (Saturday) 10:00AM - 2:00PM
April 3 (Monday) 6:00PM - 9:30

April 29 (Saturday) 10:00AM - 2:00
PM
June 5 (Monday) 6:00PM - 9:30

July 18 (Tuesday) 6:00PM - 9:30

August 14 (Monday) 6:00PM - 9:30

September 2 (Saturday) 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Capital District INFO,
Albany (Castleton) Training and Meeting Center:


Presented on Saturday afternoons
BY APPOINTMENT, please email for availability:
ffasrich@gmail.com