Partnership, Parenting, and Families (By Region)
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New York State Partnership, Parenting, and Families

New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children
http://nysccc.org/
Brooklyn: 107 Prospect Park West, #1R
(607) 272-0034
NYSCCC is an advocacy organization comprised of adoptive and foster parent groups throughout the state, agencies, and concerned citizens who believe in the right of EVERY child to a permanent, loving family. Services include information, referrals, and support and guidance for prospective adoptive and foster parents.

Capital Region Partnership, Parenting, and Families

PFLAG Capital Region Chapter: Albany/Schenectady/Troy
http://pflag-capitalregionnychapter.blogspot.com/
Blogspot Page provides information for the PFLAG Capital Region Chapter. If interested in membership, post a comment on blog page.

Central New York Partnership, Parenting, and Families

Group for Parents of Transgender Youth
Meets at the Q Center (Syracuse), Front meeting room
1st Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7pm
Phone: (315) 701-2431
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PFLAG Binghamton
Bible School Park: PO Box 96
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(607) 727-6935

PFLAG Elmira/Corning Chapter
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Transgender Network Meetings monthly, 3rd Tues, 7 pm, Big Flats Community Center

PFLAG Ithaca/Cortland
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(607) 753-7381, (607) 838-3629
Transgender Network Meetings 1st Sun of the month (except July and Aug), 4 pm, SUNY Cortland Interfaith Center Library

PFLAG Otsego County/Oneonta
http://www.learningtoflyoriginals.com/pflag/
Contact - Colliersville: PO Box 74
Meetings - First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street
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(607) 267-4613
Meetings at 4:30pm on the second Sunday of every month. Meetings are confidential.

PFLAG Oswego
Oswego: 83 Furnace Station Road
(315) 343-8848

PFLAG Syracuse
(No longer active, but some resources and contacts available on website).
http://www.pflagsyracuse.org/

Pride and Joy Families: Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project
http://prideandjoyfamilies.org/index.php
The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is dedicated to helping LGBTQ people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. The Project provides support, advocacy, information, and access to community and sensitive health care and services.
LGBT Healthy Families Initiative: The LGBT Healthy Families Initiative provides health information, tools and resources to help you get and stay healthy.
http://www.lgbthealthinitiative.com/

Hudson Valley Partnership, Parenting, and Families

PFLAG Kingston Chapter
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(845) 853-5798

PFLAG Westchester
http://www.pflagwestchester.org/
White Plains: c/o The Loft, 252 Bryant Ave
English Support: gro.retsehctsewgalfp|ofni#gro.retsehctsewgalfp|ofni, (914) 468-4636
Apoyo de español: wilma.pflag(at)gmail.com, (914) 967-9429

Long Island Partnership, Parenting, and Families

PFLAG Long Island
Deer Park: P.O. Box 369
(516) 938-8913 (Confidential Hotline, Open 24 Hours a Day)
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http://www.pflagli.org/

New York City Partnership, Parenting, and Families

Ackermann Institute for the Family
http://www.ackerman.org/
Manhattan: 149 East 78th St.
(212) 879-4900
The Gender and Family Project (GFP) provides outpatient clinical services (groups and family therapy) to families with gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center: Modern Families
http://www.lgbtbrooklyn.org/families
Brooklyn: 4 MetroTech
(347) 889-7719
Modern Families provides appropriate programming, support, and resources for parents and guardians whose children identify as LGBTQ.

The Doula Project1
http://www.doulaproject.org/
New York City
Provides free emotional, physical, and informational support to people across the spectrum of pregnancy. Offers low-cost birth doula services to pregnant people, works with an adoption center to provide doula services for birth mothers, and works with abortion clinics to provide doula services for those seeking abortions. Experience with trans* people.

LGBT Collaborative Practice
http://www.lgbtqcollabnyc.org/index.html
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Helping families separate with dignity. Practice of family lawyers, mental health providers, and financial advisors specializing in working with LGBT couples/families that are separating.

LGBT Community Center: Center Families1
http://www.gaycenter.org/families
Manhattan: 208 West 13th St.
(212) 620-7310
Center Families: Support groups (Trans* Parenting Group, Parenting Support and Networking, Parenting Partnerships, and more), support around family-making processes (insemination, adoption, fostering, cooperative parenting relationships, and more), forums on LGBT families, financial planning, and events for families with young children.
Marriage Resource Project: Resources for LGBT marriage in NY.
LGBT Foster Care Project: Collaborative project between the Center and ACS to train and support foster care agencies in supporting LGBT young people in foster care, including parent resources on fostering and adoption, and resources for young people in foster care.
Gender Identity Project: Trans Parenting Group; Individual peer counseling, Referrals, Support Groups: Masculine Spectrum; Feminine Spectrum; Partners, Family, and Friends. http://www.gaycenter.org/programs/mhss/gip.html

PFLAG New York City
http://www.pflagnyc.org/
Contact -New York: PO Box 843
Office Location - New York 130 E. W. 25th Street, Suite M1
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(646) 240-4288
PFLAG NYC Helpline: 212-463-0629
PFLAG NYC meetings take place at community locations throughout New York City. No support group meetings take place at the PFLAG NYC office. See website for more information.

PFLAG for Families of Color and Allies In New York City (PFLAG FCA, NYC)
http://www.pflagfamiliesofcolor.org/
New York: LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th Street
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(914) 787-8738
Confidential meetings on the third Sunday of each month, 1-3pm.

PFLAG Queens
http://www.pflag-queens.org/
Contact - Forest Hills: PO Box 751043
Meetings - Forest Hills: Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th Street
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(718) 858-9678
Meetings on the 3rd Sunday of every month, at 2pm (except July and August).

PFLAG Staten Island Chapter
Staten Island: 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor
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(718) 808-1360
Meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm (except August & December).

Staten Island LGBT Community Center: Parents of TGNC Support Group
Staten Island: 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor
(718) 808-1360
The Staten Island LGBT Community Center currently offers a support group specifically for parents of transgender / gender non-conforming individuals. The group meets every Monday at 7 pm (except for the days when PFLAG meets). This group is for parents who would like an educational and supportive space to discuss their successes, struggles and information about their child's identity and transition process.

North Country Partnership, Parenting, and Families

Northern New York Families
(315) 265-2422 (Reachout)
This is a group for LGBT parents and their children. The group meets once a month at a member's home. Meetings provide a time for parents to share experiences and support and for children to play with and get to know other children from LGBT families.

PFLAG: Rockland/Orange County Chapter
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(845) 268-2373

PFLAG Canton/St. Lawrence County
Unitarian Universalist Church
3 1/2 East Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-265-2422 (Reachout)

Western New York Partnership, Parenting, and Families

PFLAG Buffalo/Niagra
Mailing Address - Buffalo: PO Box 617
Meetings - Tonawanda: Kenilworth UCC, 45 Dalton Drive
(716) 883-0384
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Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 2:30pm-5pm at the Kenilworth UCC.

PFLAG Chautauqua
Chautauqua: 90 Harper, PO Box 658
(716) 753-7254
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PFLAG Rochester
Contact - Rochester: 875 Main Street, #500
Meetings - Rochester: Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church, 740 Marshall Road
(585) 244-8640, ext #20
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Rochester PFLAG meets the 3rd Sunday every month from 1-3pm at Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church, 740 Marshall Rd. Rochester, NY 14624.

National Partnership, Parenting, and Families Resources

Alternatives to Marriage Project
http://www.unmarried.org/
Seattle, WA: PMB 136, 10002 Aurora Ave N. #36
(347) 987-1068
Advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including those who are single, who choose not to marry, who cannot marry, or who live together before marriage. Provides support and information to constituents, fights discrimination based on marital status, and educates the public about related social and economic issues. Specific support and information or LGBT people, about domestic partnerships, and about parenting.

COLAGE (People with a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender or Queer Parent)
http://www.colage.org/
San Francisco, CA: 1550 Bryant St., Suite 830
(415) 861-5437
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
NYC COLAGE Chapter – Local group to support LGBTQ parents in NYC area - http://www.colage.org/chapters/
• Donor Insemination Guide – http://www.colage.org/resources/for-lgbtq-parents/donor-insemination-guide/
• Kids of Trans Guide (for people with a transgender or gender non-conforming parent) – http://www.colage.org/resources/kot/
• Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents – http://www.colage.org/featured/letsgetthisstraight/

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/ and http://www.hrc.org/issues/parenting
Washington, DC: 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
(800) 777-4723
Advocacy and organizing for LGBT Equal Rights. HRC has a number of resources for TGNC people. Parenting page offers guides on adoption, assisted reproduction, foster parenting, protecting your family, and schools. Not trans* specific, but useful information.

Parents, Family, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
http://www.community.pflag.org/
Washington, DC: 1828 L St., NW, Suite 660
(202) 467-8180
Offers support to LGBT people and their families through the coming out process
• PFLAG Transgender Network (TNet) focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends.
• Welcoming our Trans Family and Friends (A Support Guide) – http://www.community.pflag.org/Document.Doc?id=202
• PFLAG Chapter Finder – http://www.community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=803

TransFamily
Emergency Resource Hotline: (216) 691-HELP (4357)
http://www.transfamily.org/
TransFamily is a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. They provide referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. Although meetings are held in Cleveland, Ohio, the site is intended to help transgender individuals and their famlies across the globe. TransFamily provides support, education, advocacy, and outreach for the transgender community, families, friends, partners, and allies of all ages, through meetings, presentations, seminars, media outreach, and an emergency resource hotline.

Transition Youth Family Allies
http://www.imatyfa.org/index.html
(888) 462-8932
Support for TGNC youth and their families. Online message boards, newsletter, educational programs, and support for educators, health care practitioners, and other service providers in working with trans* youth. Reading lists for youth and adults.

TransParentcy
http://www.transparentcy.org/
TransParentcy's mission is to support the Transgender Parent, and their advocates (lawyers, mental health professionals, friends, family) by providing information and resources to diffuse and/or disspell the myths about any adverse impact being transgendered/transsexual might have on one's children.

LGBT-Friendly Adoption/Foster Care Agencies & Resources

Adopt a Special Kid (AASK)
http://www.aask.org/
Oakland, CA: 8201 Edgewater Drive, Suite 103
(888) 680-7349
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoption Connection
http://www.adoptionconnection.org/
San Francisco, CA: 1710 Scott Street
1 (800) 972-9255 (for pregnant individuals looking for adoptive agency)
(415) 359-2494 (adoptive parents)
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoption Resource Associates
http://adoptara.org/
Cambridge, MA: 245 First Street, 18th Floor
(617) 492-8888
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoption Resource Network at the Hillside Center
http://www.hillside.com/
Rochester: 2075 Scottsville Road, Sage Bldg.
(585) 350-2502
Provides information, education, referral, and support on all aspects of adoption. Hillside welcomes and encourages LGBT applicants for adoption program.

Adoption Resources and Counseling, Inc.
http://myadoptionresources.com/
Marietta, GA: 1050 E. Piedmont Road, Suite E-210
(770) 919-9801
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Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoption Star
http://www.adoptionstar.com/
Amherst, NY: 131 John Muir Dr
(716) 639-3900
Adoption STAR is a non profit adoption agency, specializing in domestic infant adoption, as well as international adoption. Adoption STAR is authorized in New York State, licensed in Florida and Ohio, approved in Connecticut, and is COA Hague Accredited. Education and support is provided for adoptive families, birth families, and adoptees. Adoption STAR has years of experience working with LGBT couples looking to adopt. Also approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoptive Families Magazine
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/
New York: 39 W 37th Street, 15th Floor
(646) 366-0830
Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families, before, during, and after adoption. On the website, there are Adoption Groups for people to join and discuss the adoption process; included in these groups is one for LGBT Parents.

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc.
http://www.adoptivefamiliesny.org/
Glenmont, NY: P.O. Box 603
(518) 448-5295
The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region (AFCR) is a not-for-profit support group for families who have adopted and prospective adoptive parents. AFCR offers educational and social programs. Events are open to the general public.

Adoptions from the Heart
http://adoptionsfromthehear1-px.rtrk.com/looking_to_adopt/index.html
Wynnewood, PA: 30-31 Hampstead Circle
1-866-251-1397
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Adoptions Together
http://www.adoptionstogether.org/
Calverton, MD: 4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 320
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(301) 439-2900
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Alameda County Social Services Agency
http://www.alamedasocialservices.org/
North County Office - Oakland, CA: 2000 San Pablo Avenue; (510) 891-0700
Adoption Info: (510) 268-2422
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Choice Network
http://www.choicenetworkohio.com/
Columbus, OH: 1258 Grandview Avenue, Suite B
(866) 989-1466
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families
http://www.coalitionforcyf.org/
Milwaukee, WI: 6682 West Greenfield Avenue, Suite 310
1-800-762-8063
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Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Connecting Hearts Adoption Services
http://www.heartadopt.com/
Windmere, FL: 6213 River Fruit Court
(407) 733-8642
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

EMQ Families First
http://www.emqff.org/
Campbell, CA: 251 Llewellyn Ave. (Headquarters)
(408) 379-3790
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Family Builders
http://www.familybuilders.org/
Oakland, CA: 401 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
(510) 272-0204
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Family Focus Adoption Services
http://familyfocusadoption.org/
Little Neck, NY: 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4
(718) 224-1919
Helps NYC Metro area, Long Island, and Capital District families to adopt children nationally and internationally. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Forever Families Through Adoption
http://www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org/
Rye Brook, NY: 62 Bowman Avenue
(914) 939-1180
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Fostering Futures
http://www.fostering-futures.com/
Ann Arbor, MI: 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 260
(734) 481-8999
Non-profit, child placement agency. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Hands Across the Water Adoption Agency
http://www.hatw.org/
Ann Arbor, MI: 781 Avis Drive, Suite 200
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(734) 477-0135
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Independent Adoption Center (Open Adoption Agency)
http://www.adoptionhelp.org/
1-800-877-6736
Pleasant Hill, CA: 391 Taylor Blvd. #100
(925) 827-2229
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Institute of Professional Practice
http://www.ippi.org/
Private, non-profit, human services and educational organization serving people with developmental and other disabilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Little City Foundation
http://www.littlecity.org/
Palatine, IL: 1760 West Algonquin Road
(847) 358-5510
Comprehensive services for children and adults with autism, including adoption and foster care programs. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/
(213) 639-4500
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Lund Family Center
http://www.lundvt.org/adoption.html
Burlington, VT: PO Box 4009
(800) 639-1741
Adoption services. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

McKinley Children's Center
http://www.mckinleycc.org/Programs/Foster-Care-Adoptions/Overview.aspx
San Dimas, CA: 762 Cypress Street
(877) 917-1211
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Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association (MFCAA)
http://www.mfcaa.org/
Independence, MO: 18600 E 37th Terrace, Box 11
(816) 350-0215
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

National Adoption Center
http://www.adopt.org/assembled/home.html
Philadelphia, PA: 1500 Walnut St, #701
(215) 735-9988
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcpp/
Trenton, NJ
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

New York Council on Adoptable Children
http://www.coac.org/
New York: 589 Eighth Ave, 15th Floor
(212) 475-0222
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Penny Lane Centers
http://www.pennylane.org/
North Hills, CA: 15305 Rayen St.
(818) 894-3384
Children Services in Southern California, including Foster Care and Adoption services. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Project Patchwork, Inc.
http://www.projectpatchwork.org/
St. Petersburg, FL: 1405 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr St. N
(727) 824-0863
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Nonprofit adoption agency through the state of Florida. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency
http://scffaa.org/
Los Angeles, CA: 155 North Occidental Blvd.
(888) 888-1183
Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

The Village Family Services
http://www.thevillagefs.org/
North Hollywood, CA: 6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Suite 200
(818) 755-8786
Offers a number of resources for children and families, including foster care and adoption services. Approved by HRC's benchmarks for LGBT cultural competence and is fully welcoming of LGBT individuals and families.

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