The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. (AFCR) is an adoption support group for adoptive families and individuals hoping to build their family by adoption.  AFCR hosts a variety of adoption education programs and social events in New York’s Capital Region.  Individuals who attend AFCR events have adopted through domestic infant adoption, international adoption, and foster care adoption. Prospective adoptive parents also attend AFCR events. AFCR hosts social events for families and their adopted children which has included adoption cultural programs, playgroups, and outings for families.Social events have provided opportunities for parents and children to make new friends and celebrate diverse families and cultures. Many of the individuals who attend AFCR’s programs live in the immediate Capital Region – Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga counties as well as the counties of Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Montgomery, Warren, Washington counties and beyond.  
 
Individuals who have attended AFCR’s educational programs have increased their understanding of the complexities and lifelong aspects of adoption. Some of the topics presented in adoption education programs have included: how to adopt, openness in adoption, adoption and the schools, developmental issues, attachment issues, special needs adoption, and transracial adoption issues.  
 
AFCR hopes you will visit other pages on our website to learn more about AFCR’s programsupcoming eventsmissionmembership , history and adoption resources (adoption organizations, information on how to adopt, adoption articles, books reviews, and adoption reading list). To learn how to stay current on AFCR activities visit the Join page for details on email lists and membership.  
 
The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region’s (AFCR) mission is:

•To educate and support families formed through adoption and those considering adoption.

•To empower our children through formation of positive identity and self-esteem.

•To respect and celebrate our children’s ethnic or cultural background.

•To promote understanding and acceptance of differences.

•To promote a positive image of adoption in the community.

•To advocate formally and informally for the needs of our children and families.

 

AFCR believes every child should have a forever family.

 

 
Social events, including playgroups, are announced via email. Visit the Get Involved page to learn how to join AFCR’s email lists. 
 
Information on AFCR’s workshop policies and workshop locations can be found below, followed by upcoming AFCR events.
 
AFCR’s workshops are usually held at these two locations:
 
  • Colonie Community Center - 1653 Central Ave, Albany
  •  The Colonie Community Center is 1.2 miles west of Wolf Rd.  The Auditorium is in the left wing of the building.  The East Lounge and Room 8 are in the right wing of the building.  
  • The Colonie Community Center is across the street from Lake Electronics.
  • McKownville United Methodist Church - 1565 Western Ave, Guilderland. The church is between  I-87 and the entrance to Crossgates Mall.  The parking lot is behind the church. Use the stairs on the left to access the meeting rooms.
 
Workshop policies
 
  • Workshops are free and open to the public.
  • Reservations are not required with the exception of some cultural events.
  • Children of all ages are not allowed at evening workshops unless specifically stated in the event description.  Children are welcome at social events.
  • If a workshop needs to be canceled due to bad weather AFCR's voice mail 518-763-8019 will be updated.

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Latest Events

Thu Apr 16 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Lifebook Workshop for Adoptive Families
Sat May 02 @12:00AM
AFCR Annual Garage Sale
Fri May 08 @12:00AM
NYSCCC Conference
Fri May 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Viewing of "Closure"
Sat May 09 @12:00AM
NYSCCC Conference