Approved FBI Clearance Channelers
FBI-approved Channelers receive the fingerprint submission and relevant data, collect the associated fee(s), electronically forward the fingerprint submission with the necessary information to the FBI CJIS Division for a national Criminal History Summary check, and receive the electronic summary check result for dissemination to the individual. An FBI-approved Channeler simply helps expedite the delivery of Criminal History Summary information on behalf of the FBI.

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) provides a credentialed presence in the law of family formation and is the largest professional organization of its type. AAAA and its attorneys are dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and ART law, advocating for laws and policies to protect the best interests of children, the legal status of families formed through adoption and ART, and the rights of all interested parties including birth parents, adoptive parents, surrogates, donors, and intended parents.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services: The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities.  This site also contains lists of in state and out of state authorized foster care and adoption agencies.

New York City Administration for Children’s Services:
This is New York City’s child welfare agency.

Adoption Tax Identification Number: After a child is placed with you, you can and should obtain an adoption tax identification number for the child.

Adoption Tax Credit: Valuable information on if you qualify for the adoption tax credit and information on how to apply for the adoption tax credit.

Adoption Credit Documentation Requirements: This chart contains a list of acceptable documents that need to be attached to tax returns claiming Adoption Credit.

Adoptive Parents Committee (APC): The APC is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care.

Adoptive Families Magazine: A national adoption magazine, and a valuable source of information for families before, during, and after adoption.

It’s Conceivable Now: A website which centralizes information about adoption, surrogacy, parenting and pregnancy for the LBGTQ community.

Path2Parenthood: Path2Parenthood is a leader in providing men and women, health care professionals, public officials and the media, both nationally and internationally, with information about infertility treatments, reproductive and sexual health and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions. Path2Parenthood, a national not-for-profit organization, is headquartered in New York City.

Resolve: The National Infertility Association: A non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.