The Honorable Donald J. Corbett Adoption Agency (CAA) at Children Awaiting Parent (CAP), is named after Honorable Donald J. Corbett who was a Monroe County Family Court and NYS Court of Claims Judge. Judge Corbett was credited with opening doors for women in law, working for the betterment of housing for low income residents and consistently supporting the efforts to support children’s issues. He was involved in numerous organizations, giving of his time and knowledge. They included the Rochester Housing Authority, the Rochester Boys and Girls Club and Children Awaiting Parents. His interest in promoting women in the court system was renowned and he received accolades from the National Council of Jewish Women and Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA).

Judge Corbett, before his passing at age 74, was a strong supporter of CAP’s initiatives to break barriers surrounding cross county adoptions. He served his final years, after retirement from the judiciary, as a hands-on CAP Board member. He maintained that CAP should take the next steps for its’ future by making an even greater step by becoming an adoption agency to better serve the nation’s longest waiting children in the foster care system. CAP chose to continue to honor his forward thinking by developing an agency that would bear his name and legacy.

CAA’ mission is to support and work closely with families interested in special needs adoption, counties and states to provide training for foster care and adoptive families and to provide additional services for adopted children. CAA will take families through the preparation process, training, matching a child, placement and additional support services as the process is completed. CAA’s primary office will continue to be a part of CAP and located in Rochester, New York.

We believe that having face-to-face, personal contact through the entire adoption process provides reassurance for families and the children they adopt, and ultimately leads to successful adoptions.

The majority of families and individuals we will assist will be located in the Central and Western New York State area. We will continue to be available to provide additional resources to other families nationally as they contact CAP.

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