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Your donations are critical to our mission. Contribute once or regularly to help us build more families.

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Give

Your donations are critical to our mission. Contribute once or regularly to help us build more families.

Join

Become part of our community. Discover what becoming an adoptive parent is like. Receive our newsletter and learn about upcoming events.

Share

Engage with us on social media and help broaden our reach and impact.

The Imperative

There are nearly half a million children in foster care across the United States. Less than 3% will ever graduate from college. 25% will be incarcerated within 2 years of aging out. Shuffled from home to home, they never find the safety and permanence of a real family. Downey Side advocates for children aged 7-17 and sibling groups, the least likely to be adopted and the most at risk.

Growing Families for Over 50 Years

From our offices in New York and New Jersey, we help families in those states give loving homes to children from across the country. We have placed children from approximately 75 jurisdictions in different regions of the US. As both an adoption agency and an advocacy group we strive to better individual lives and raise awareness to drive large-scale solutions.

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Resources

Visibility for Foster Youth 

We saw this wonderful article from the Oregonian Newspaper and received permission to share! DEAR ANNIE(R)  BY ANNIE LANE  FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022  Visibility for Foster Youth  Dear Annie: Something not spoken…

Adoption Done Right

Adoption Done Right By Br. Terry Taffe ofm Cap. & Ian Keldoulis   Adoption, done properly, yields miracles. Adoption, done improperly, frequently leads to disappointment for potential parents and ongoing misery for children in…

Growing up with Downey Side

Spring is almost here, so while there’s still snow on the ground, I thought it would be good to look back at the highlight of the winter season for Downey Side—the annual Race For Kids held at Stowe Mountain in Vermont. The event, organized…