We Build Beautiful Families Let us help you build the family you’ve been dreaming of. Adoptions from the Heart has placed over 4,947 infants and toddlers in loving homes since our founding in 1985. Adoptions From The Heart is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian adoption agency, licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia, and approved for placing children with Connecticut families. A Nonsectarian Agency Services are provided to clients without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age or limited English proficiency.
New York, NY
Steven Bing is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in estate planning, and can walk the novice through wills, living wills, and power of attorney documents. His expertise includes estate sale of property. He can also direct clients to tax accountants, financial managers, intellectual property lawyers, and probably a whole host of others as services are needed.
Steven is extremely personable and responsive. He answers non-related questions when possible with as much care as he puts into estate planning issues.
He will continue to handle my estate planning documents, and I would recommend him without hesitation.
Chianese & Reilly Law, P.C. is a full service, Long Island based law firm with over 25 years of experience and dedication to the tri-state area. Practice areas include matrimonial and family law, malpractice and personal injury litigation, real estate, trusts and estates and LGBT family and estates law.
Anthony M. Brown, Esq. – Anthony currently is a senior associate with the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, P.C., heading their LGBT Family and Estates Law division serving married and unmarried individuals, couples and families in Manhattan and on Long Island. Anthony is the Board Chairman of Men Having Babies, a non-profit organization created to assist gay men looking to create families through surrogacy with educational and financial assistance. Anthony was the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and was a Board member since its inception in 1999. The Wedding Party was a non-profit educational organization that educated the public about marriage and its importance to all citizens through outreach programs and strategic media placement. Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com, a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian couples create their own families. Anthony is also a legal consultant for Family By Design, a co-parenting information and matching website.
Anthony worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal in the summer of 2002. While there he helped to prepare briefing for the landmark case of Lawrence v. Texas and his research was quoted specifically in Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s concurring opinion. Anthony also worked as a law guardian at The Children’s Law Center, representing the legal needs of children in Brooklyn Family Court. Anthony graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as research assistant to Nan Hunter, the founder of The Gay and Lesbian Project at the ACLU. Anthony is a member of The Family Law Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association and the committee for assisted reproduction of the American Bar Association. Anthony and his husband were the subjects of CNN’s, “In America, Gary and Tony Have a Baby,” a 2010 documentary about their journey of having a child through surrogacy.
New York, NY
100 Merrick Rd, Ste 103E
Rockville Centre, NY_x0008_
Los Angeles, CA
A key strategy in helping families and communities to thrive is child abuse prevention. Children’s Bureau offers innovative, quality child abuse prevention programs designed to nurture the child, strengthen the family and build caring communities. Children’s Bureau is the largest investor in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.
We respond to the immediate needs of a child in danger through our family foster care and adoptions program, matching hundreds of children each year with loving, nurturing families. We also provide mental health therapy and other related services to thousands of children and their families who have experienced abuse or are at risk of abuse.
Children’s Bureau provides training and technical support to other organizations statewide and beyond. NuParent and Strategies are two such child abuse prevention programs, each with its own unique approach to helping strengthen families and build caring communities.
RESEARCH & EVALUATION PROGRAMS
The ChildStrength program was established to promote organizational learning and build organizational capacity to use research and evaluation findings to inform and improve practice. Research and evaluation activities are conducted to monitor program effectiveness in improving child, parent, family, and community outcomes and building protective factors shown to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Our advocacy efforts focus on promoting investment in the early years. Nationally, we’re working to promote replication of the Magnolia Community Initiative framework via the Belong Campaign aimed at inviting other communities to create their own Belong Community. New replication communities will be supported by the Belong Institute, a training and advocacy center founded by Children’s Bureau.
THE GREATER SHARE
The Greater Share is a social movement to prevent child abuse. By investing in a share of children’s success, health, parenting and community, we are investing in the greater good of society. All of this happens because of people like you. Be inspired. Donate. Get Involved. Join the Greater Share. #TheGreaterShare
Born and raised in New York, Luna Chou is the youngest in a family with first generation parents who immigrated to the United States from Shanghai, China. She attended New York University College of Arts and Science and obtained a bachelor in arts degree with dual majors in Politics and Philosophy. She then went on to study law and received her Juris Doctorate from Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law in 1998. Ms. Chou continued to study at the University of Hong Kong and received her LL.M. degree in International Law. Ms. Chou practiced in the area of matrimonial law for two years and then in 2001, proceeded to specialize and work extensively in all aspects of immigration law.
Rye Brook, NY
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. is a non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center founded by social workers and adoptive parents with the belief that every child eligible for permanent adoption, regardless of racial or ethnic background, or physical or emotional challenge, has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and forever home.
Inspired by our experience and many years of service in the adoption field and community, it is this agency’s goal to unite children in need with their forever families and to help keep “harder to place” children out of the state system through domestic and international adoptions.
FFTA seeks to educate the community about adoption and related parenting issues; and to promote a positive experience for everyone involved through the counseling, education and support we provide to our clients.
FFTA is committed to treating all persons with respect, dignity and compassion and welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability.
FFTA will ensure, to the best of our ability, that the dream of building and maintaining families through adoption becomes a reality.
FFTA’s founders, Joy and Michael Goldstein have dedicated their lives to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and, of course, the children.
JOY S. GOLDSTEIN, LCSW, ACSW, FFTA’s Executive Director, co-founder of FFTA and the adoptive mother of 3 boys, received her BSW from Syracuse University, and her MSW from Columbia University. Joy, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has spent almost 30 years as the Social Work Supervisor and Adoption Coordinator for the Law office of Michael S. Goldstein, Esq. In that capacity, she has been responsible for the supervision of all Social Workers and administrative staff, counseled thousands of birth parents and adoptive parents, and was involved in more than 2,500 successful adoptions.
Joy is a frequent lecturer on topics such as: Relationships with Birth Parents, Both Before and After Placement, Preparing Birth Parent Letters/Profiles and Locating a Birth Parent through Ads, the Internet, and Word-of-Mouth.
MICHAEL S. GOLDSTEIN, ESQ, LCSW is an attorney,Licensed clinlical social worker, Joy’s husband and a co-founder of FFTA, who has concentrated his practice for the past 30 years in adoption. Michael continues to run a law firm concentrating in all aspects of adoption and although a co-founder of FFTA he is not employed by FFTA.
New York, NY
Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a not-for-profit, licensed, domestic, infant adoption agency providing compassionate adoption services throughout the United States. We are a fully inclusive adoption agency that celebrates diversity and truly welcomes and honors all families and individuals. At FIA we are committed to providing adoption services that meet the unique needs of EVERYONE involved in the adoption circle.
Friends in Adoption Values:
– We believe every child deserves a safe, permanent and loving family.
– We believe in openness in adoption; our work is guided by honesty, communication and trust.
– We are passionately dedicated to empowering the families and individuals we work with through making informed decisions.
– We welcome and respect all families and individuals; FIA reveres that diversity enriches our community. FIA has always welcomed all!
– We celebrate that adoption is a lifelong process and believe in providing lifelong support to all members of the adoption circle.
We are here to support you!”
New York, NY
As an employee working in New York, you have rights. If your rights are violated, you have options for holding your employer or other parties accountable. Although it may sound relatively straightforward, the truth is that it can be difficult to assert your rights for fear of retaliation, harassment or other repercussions stemming from co-workers, managers and employers.
Some common types of employment law matters we handle include:
Tip pooling and other claims affecting restaurant workers
Failure to pay bonuses, wages, overtimes and severance
Claims affecting nannies
Discrimination and workplace harassment, including on the basis of one’s disability or sexual orientation
Whistleblower claims and retaliation
Some common professions we handle cases for:
Perhaps you have been denied appropriate compensation or you inexplicably lost your job, and you suspect discrimination. If you are being treated unfairly or illegally at work, we can explain how you can hold negligent, discriminatory or abusive employers and co-workers accountable.
“When you reach out to our firm, we will listen as you explain your situation and provide you with advice and representation.”
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman, our team of attorneys is committed to providing hardworking people from throughout New York and the surrounding area with the legal representation they need to protect their rights.
Informed by more than 24 years of experience, we understand the issues facing people across a variety of businesses and industries. Our representation spans executives on Wall Street to workers in restaurants and everything in between. As a boutique practice, we emphasize on personalized service and representation. It’s this focus on client-defined success that has helped us achieve numerous and notable multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of the people we represent.
Los Angeles, CA
HFS strongly embraces the values of diversity & inclusion as we strive to provide caring, non-judgmental support for birth parents considering adoption, to unite children and infants in need of a home with hopeful adoptive parents, and to create strong, loving families of all shapes and sizes.
From counseling and support services as you consider adoption to helping you select adoptive parents, we’re here for you.
Whether you’re hoping to adopt an infant or give an older child a loving home, HFS will work to help fulfill your dream of becoming a parent.
Make a difference in the life of a child by becoming an interim foster parent for a child awaiting adoption.