Feeling Overwhelmed?


Adoptive Parents

Are you starting the process of adoption – domestic, international or foster care – and are looking for someone to connect with? 

Do you have a list of questions a mile long and don’t have a good resource? 

Contact AFCR today and we will put you in touch with a member or community resource that can help you through your journey.


Adult Adoptees  & Birth Families

Are you an adult adoptee or a birth mother or member of a birth family and need support? 

Are you interested in connecting with other people that understand you?

Contact AFCR today and we will help put you in touch with a member or a certified social worker that may be able to support you, help answer questions or just someone with whom to talk with and connect.



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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