Foster Care and Adoption

797 Broadway, Schenectady, New York 12305-2704  ♦  (518)388-4470  ♦  (518)388-4644 (fax)


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The Department, staffed by dedicated employees carry out a myriad of services highlighted on this site.  Over time you will see information added to the site and new initiatives will be previewed on these pages.
We invite you to browse through the Schenectady County Department of Social Services webpage and learn more about the programs and services administered by DSS.

“The mission of the Schenectady County Department of Social Services is to promote the health and safety of our community by empowering individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and maintain independence.”

News & Announcements

The Schenectady County Office of Children and Families has announced the Spring 2017 Foster Care and Adoption Training Sessions.

Schenectady County hosted an Adoption Day Celebration and annual Adoption Tree lighting in recognition of National Adoption Month on Tuesday, Novem