Could you be a forever family for a waiting child?
The Doughertys did...again and again!
Contact Children Awaiting Parents to learn where to start!
CAP has helped bring together more than 6,000 children and families over the last 45 years.
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We believe that every child is adoptable & deserves a loving permanent family.
Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for those children in foster care who wait the longest. Children Awaiting Parents works on behalf of these children, typically teenagers, and sibling groups who wish to stay together and/or those children with special needs.
Since its founding in 1972, CAP has helped bring together more than 6,000 children and families.
You can register children on your caseload with CAP by submitting our online registration form, or by downloading our printable form and faxing or mailing it to CAP.
Interested in becoming an adoptive family? You can register your family with CAP by submitting our online registration form, or by downloading our printable form and faxing or mailing it to CAP.
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive family? CAP hosts general information meetings on the second and last Tuesday of every month at our office:
274 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
(Inside the Children's Institute)
Contact Veronica Black for more info:
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