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Learn About Adopting Older Youth: Attend an Orientation Session

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? 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 NYC and in 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.

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

Orientation Schedule

Location Place Date & Time
Bayshore GLBT Community Center Bayshore, Long Island Monday - 1/11/16, 6-9pm
Heartshare St. Vincent's Services Brooklyn, NY Monday - 11/23/15, 6-9pm
Riverside Church Harlem Monday - 11/30/15, 6-9pm
LGBT Community Center Manhattan's Greenwich Village Saturday - 11/21/15, 11am-2pm

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