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Foster and Adoptive Homefinding


Recruits, trains, and certifies foster and adoptive families, and arranges placement of children into appropriate homes. Children may be unable to stay with their family for a variety of reasons, and placement may be temporary or in some cases permanent.

Eligibility: Children in Onondaga County who can no longer stay with their families; call for information on qualifying for foster/adoptive home certification

Application Process: Call for information and services For adoptive services: contact Donna Wills, Supervisor - 315-435-2556

Required Documentation: Call for required documentation

Fees: None

Onondaga County

Map and Directions

Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services

421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse NY 13202

Website: www.ongov.net/cfs

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Disabled: Fully Accessible


Adoptive Services: 315-435-2556 (Donna Wills, Supervisor)

Foster Care: 315-435-2646 (Lynn Carrier, Supervisor)

Independent Living: 315-435-2646 (Lynn Carrier, Supervisor)

Website: www.ongov.net/cfs/childwelfare. html

421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse NY 13202


Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Lynn Carrier
Supervisor for Foster Care
[email protected]

Meghann Paoletti
Supervisor for Homefinding
[email protected]

Disabilities Access

Fully Accessible

This program is offered at this site:

Civic Center Location

Main Address:

421 Montgomery Street

Syracuse NY 13202

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