Children, Youth & Family Services

Building and strengthening families, as well as individuals within families, is at the very heart of CFC’s Children, Youth & Family Services programs. Adoption services to build families…Pregnancy Counseling to help parents facing an unplanned pregnancy make a safe plan for their child…Early Intervention to address developmental delays in children birth through age 3…home based counseling for families with children at risk of foster placement…home based counseling for families with children diagnosed with Failure to Thrive…sex abuse crisis intervention…foster care for youth from all over the world fleeing abuse, neglect and violence…all are focused on helping clients to achieve their full human potential.

To learn more about each service please use the navigation menu on the left.

Overview of Our Services

Adoption Services


  • Home study and post placement services for domestic infant, international and older/special needs adoptions
  • Hague Accreditation of International Adoption Services*
  • Covers all 12 counties in the Diocese of Rochester

Early Intervention


  • Service coordination for children birth through age 3 with diagnosed disabilities or suspected developmental delays
  • Social work services also available

Families Take Time


  • Home based counseling for families with children diagnosed with or at risk for developing non-organic Failure to Thrive

Foster Care For Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM)


  • 49 youth served in 2016, coming from all over the world, without parents/family and fleeing war, persecution, abuse, neglect, gang violence, trafficking
  • Specialized training and support for people interested in becoming foster parents for this unique population

Kinship Integrative Network

  • The Kinship Integrative Network (KIN) program offers support to non-parent caregivers who are currently parenting and providing care for a child that is not their own.

Parents and Children Together (PACT)


  • Home based counseling for families with children birth to age 18 who are at risk of foster care placement, at risk of re-entering foster care or are in foster care and needing to be reunified with family

Pregnancy Counseling


  • Counseling, advocacy, and referrals for parents, pregnant women & teens who are facing an unplanned pregnancy
  • Counseling and support for women/teens who have given birth and are unsure where to turn

Sex Abuse Crisis Intervention


  • Intensive 10 to 12 week home based counseling for families where a child(ren) up to age 18 has disclosed sex abuse or is displaying concerning, sexualized behaviors
  • Assesses physical/emotional safety of child(ren), psychosocial assessment, treatment recommendations and link to ongoing services as identified
  • Charter Member of Bivona Child Advocacy Center partnership



The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA's website at: