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Downey Side is a national non-profit mission devoted exclusively to the recruitment of families for “Waiting American children”. Downey Side works at “preventing homelessness through relationship.” The agency recruits and prepares families who want to adopt youth from the foster care system who might otherwise grow up in foster care never having a permanent family. Our families make a permanent, unconditional commitment to their youth.
Downey Side recognizes the over-representation of children of color and those in the LGBTQIA+ community and promotes the adoption of youth often referred to as:
- ‘Older’ children (i.e. aged 7-17)
- Sibling groups
- African-American, Latinx, Caucasian or other minority children
- Children with emotional, developmental, and/or intellectual challenges
- Children with physical and/or medical challenges
Downey Side has Family Life Centers in New York and New Jersey. The cost for adoption is $5000 for a single person adopting and $7000 for a married couple. The payment is made in 2 payments. Half is due at the time of signing the application and the remaining half is due at the time of the signed homestudy.
Please read more about our services by downloading our brochure here.
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