COVID-19 Resources

Look below for sources on how COVID-19 is affecting transnational adoption and how to keep yourself well and safe during this time.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO has up-to-date news on the impacts and course of COVID-19 worldwide.

New York City Department of Health

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs. They are one of the largest public health agencies in the world. As well, they are one of the nation's oldest public health agencies, with more than 200 years of leadership in the field.

AFFCNY Community Connection

The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York curates the New York State Adoption, Foster and Kinship Training and Event Calendar. On the calendar you will find training and events throughout New York state relevant to our foster, kinship and adoptive families and child welfare professionals.

AFFCNY Healthcare Advocacy

Health Services Advocacy is a must learn skill for foster and adoptive parents caring for children frequently enmeshed in multiple systems of care. The following resources offer information and strategies parents can use to effectively advocate with health care professionals.

Association of Child Life Professionals

ACLP shares the general public's concern about the COVID-19 pandemic. As the organization reacts to this public health crisis, we are guided by our vision: ACLP advances psychosocial care and the emotional safety of children, youth, and families impacted by healthcare and significant life experiences.