Since the 1970’s the Adoptive Families of The Capital Region (AFCR) has been supporting adoptive families in New York’s Capital Region. Over time AFCR has merged with numerous adoption support groups and in 2006 took its new name - Adoptive Families of the Capital Region.  AFCR is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit incorporation that is run completely by volunteers. AFCR events and membership are open to all who have an interest in adoption.  Our membership represents families formed through domestic infant, older child, special needs, foster care and international adoption from over 20 countries. Prospective parents and adoption professionals are also AFCR members. While many of AFCR’s families live in the immediate Capital Region – Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga counties- AFCR has had individuals who live in Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Montgomery, Warren, Washington county and beyond attend its events. 

AFCR is a member of New York State Citizens’ Coalition for Children, Inc. and North American Council on Adoptable Children.

While AFCR’s programs are open to the general public its programs are made possible through the support of membership dues which pays for AFCR’s insurance, room fees, voice mail, p.o. box, website and other expenses. Please consider supporting AFCR with your membership.

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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