Foster parents play an essential role in
providing temporary, safe, and nurturing homes to children when
their parents are unable to care for them.
continues to be a leader in finding permanent safe and nurturing
homes for our children.
The number of children in foster care in
New York has decreased from 53,902
children in 1995 to 27,187 in 2006, a significant reversal of
the trends in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.
There have been tremendous strides made in bringing
families together across New York
Please consider becoming a foster parent.
We provide classes and ongoing training to foster parents
in our community.
Whenever possible we try to match foster children with foster
parents who fit best together. We focus on reuniting children with their
families of origin whenever possible.
This is done by focusing on strengths and implementing
We must remain vigilant to give our children the best
care and support possible, while working to bring permanency and
stability into their lives.
We encourage you to visit the website
listed below to learn more about the foster care process.
This website contains detailed information about
State’s foster care system and the
needs of children in temporary out-of-home placement.
For more information about foster care,
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) foster
care point of contact for Wyoming County is Kimberley Barber,
Director of Children and Family Services. She can be reached at