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 programs
, upcoming events
, 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.