Foster/Adoptive parents and the Children and Family Services Division will be part of a professional team dedicated to love, respect and nurture of children and their families without prejudice. We will:
—Meet required standards,
—Provide emotionally, physically and financially stable homes, and
—Be committed to personal and professional growth.
Foster Care Services provide children/youth under the age of 18 with a temporary home in the community when they are unable to live with family. Foster Care settings vary in level and intensity depending on the needs of the child. Specialized services place an emphasis on permanency for the child and provide reasonable and diligent efforts to reunite families.
Children of all ages are waiting to be adopted. Chemung County welcomes responsible, caring adults who are ready to share their time, their hearts, and their lives with our waiting children. When you adopt a child, you will be giving that child a permanent family and another chance in life. All children deserve a loving, committed, safe, and permanent family.