New Hope Family Services

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3519 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13206
United States

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Monday 9 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 9 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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New Hope Family Services is a pregnancy resource center and a New York State-authorized adoption agency.

We began as an adoption agency in 1965, serving the great state of New York, and grew to provide a wider range of services to meet our local community's needs better.

In 1986, New Hope officially opened our doors as a premier pregnancy center, offering counseling, education, pregnancy options, and resources to women and men facing pregnancy decisions.

Our Mission
New Hope Family Services seeks to be Christ’s hands extended to offer help and hope to those with pregnancy, parenting, and post-abortion needs in the Syracuse area and with adoption needs throughout New York State.

Our continuum of services reaches out to people at different stages of their lives to encourage them to value and choose life.

Free Services in Syracuse, NY. Confirm your pregnancy and explore your options at New Hope Family Services.

Services and information

  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Raising foster children is a rewarding and life-changing experience. You can make a real difference in a child's life, helping them on a path toward success.

Remember that fostering affects the whole family, so talk to your partner and biological children if you're considering this journey. Learn more about what to expect and ensure it fits your lifestyle. You must be healthy and have enough time and energy to care for a child and meet their needs. This is important for gaining foster parent approval because every child must have this foundation of support.

Each state has requirements for foster parents. In New York, applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Live in a safe and stable environment
  • Have enough space for a foster child
  • Show financially stability
  • Prove that all family members are in good health
  • Pass a background check
  • Clear a home safety inspection
  • Attend required foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Provide a minimum of three character references

Foster families in New York can rent or own their homes. Adults can become foster parents no matter their marital or divorce status. All adults who are living in the home with foster children must pass the New York required criminal background check. Every adult must complete both state and federal background checks and undergo fingerprinting.

Interested candidates can make the first call to foster services and get the approval and licensing process started. Contact the New York Office of Children and Family Services (NYOCFS) or your local Department of Social Services (DSS). The first step after expressing interest will be to attend a foster orientation. Potential foster parents can learn about the approval process at the event and get questions answered by a foster child advocate.

The foster parent training requirement begins with pre-service training. After getting licensed, foster parents must participate in ongoing training and educational programs.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.8 / 5
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MJA Vict
Sep 20, 2023

I like service so far they so friendly

Rating: 5

Catherine Arthur
Sep 19, 2023

This is an amazing resource for families in needs. The staff is so kind and welcoming!

Rating: 5

Nakeisha Forney
Sep 13, 2023

Nice friendly place very helpful with quality items

Rating: 5

Alyssa Updike
Sep 11, 2023

Thank you for your kindness and help I appreciate everything

Rating: 5

Dakota Jewell
Sep 09, 2023

Super sweet and caring staff. Had my very first ultrasound here back in January to confirm my pregnancy and was met with nothing but kindness. Now that our son is finally here, New Hope has continued to be a resource that our family uses and highly recommends to others within the Syracuse area. Thank you for all that you do!

Rating: 5