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Parent Orientation

What does fostering or adopting a young person really mean?  Attend an orientation class and learn more.


Who Is It For?

This orientation course – Adopting Older Kids and Youth (A-OKAY) – is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about adoption whether you have been dreaming about adopting a child or made up your mind overnight.
Attendees will learn about the ins and outs of the foster care system, as well as YGB values and focus.

Our Focus Is Family.

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

10-Week Parenting Experience

We offer our 10-week parenting experience in multiple locations throughout New York City and Long Island. Once you register and attend Class #1, you may continue your remaining 9 classes at the location that is most convenient for you. Please call YGB’s office if you have any questions or would like to start your training sooner than the next orientation: 718-372-3003

Three Locations To Choose From

New York Foundling

Downtown, Brooklyn

Next Training Series Begins:
Wed., February 12, 2020
6-9 PM

LBGT Center

Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Next Training Series Begins:
Saturday, March 14, 2019
3-6 PM

LGBT Center LI

Hauppauge, Long Island

Next Training Series Begins:
Monday, April 6th,  2020
6-9 PM