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Parent Orientation

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Getting Started: Orientation

You may have been dreaming about adopting a child or maybe you made up your mind overnight. But what does fostering or adopting a young person really mean?  Attend an orientation class and learn more.

Our orientation, class 1 of our 10-week classes – Adopting Older Kids and Youth (A-OKAY) –  is when you find out about the ins and outs of the foster care system, as well as YGB values and focus.

We offer our 10-week parenting experience in multiple locations throughout New York City and on Long Island. Once you register for and attend Class #1, you may continue your remaining 9 classes at the location that is most convenient for you.

Our parenting classes focus on the needs of older youth in care, yet provide the same certification as  other GPSII/MAPP classes.  Come hear from young people who connected to their families as teens and young adults — and from parents who have made an unconditional lifetime commitment.

Please call our office at 718-372-3003 Monday through Friday to speak with someone about your interest and to register for Class #1. You may also inquire via email at or register below.

Orientation Schedule

Location Place Date & Time
New York Foundling Downtown, Brooklyn Monday - 12/4/17, 6:00-9:00 pm
Bayshore GLBT Bay Shore (Long Island), NY Monday - 3/5/2018, 6-9pm
LGBT Center Manhattan (Greenwich Village) Saturday - 1/20/2018, 3-6pm

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