Foster Care and Adoption


Foster Care is the program that is responsible for services for children in the custody of the Commissioner of Social Services in foster homes, group homes or residential facilities.  Caseworkers develop permanency plans for children in placement, working diligently to return them to their families, or when that is not available, to work towards adoption or independent living.

Foster Parents play an essential role in providing temporary, safe, nurturing homes for children in foster care.

Clinton County is in need of individuals who are willing to open their hearts and homes to the children in foster care.

Please consider becoming a foster parent for Clinton County.  The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) website contains detailed information about the foster care system and the needs of the children.

To find out more information about becoming a foster parent for Clinton County, please contact the Clinton County Department of Social Services’ Homefinding Unit at (518) 565-3320.

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