Family Registration
Instructions for In-State Residents

New York State residents interested in adopting photolisted children can contact their local social services district or an authorized voluntary adoption agency . You should request an Application to Adopt and request to be placed on the Family Adoption Registry. You will only be placed on the Registry if you are interested in adopting a photolisted child. Your caseworker will be able to verify when you have been added to the registry.

For New York State Residents who have a completed approved homestudy and are interested in adopting photolisted children, your caseworker may register you or you may register yourself by following the instructions below for Out-of-State Residents.

Instructions for Out-of-State Residents

Out-of-state residents can register for the Family Adoption Registry by completing this online registration. Once this has been completed, print a copy of the registration and submit it to the New York State Adoption Services (NYSAS) along with the verification of your completed homestudy.

To begin an out-of-state registration, enter the date on which your home study was favorably completed and click the start button.  You will be guided through a series of forms that need to be filled out to complete the registration process.  After successfully submitting your registration request, you will be able to print the registration summary screen.

Note: Documentation from the agency that completed the homestudy and the outcome of the homestudy will constitute verification. The electronic registration is valid for 30 days and will expire 30 days from your registration end date.

The printed registration form and homestudy verification needs to be sent to:

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
New York State Adoption Service

Family Registration
52 Washington St.
Room 332 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144
1-800-345-KIDS (5437)