You can make a positive difference in the life of child by becoming a foster parent or adopting.
To talk to us about becoming a foster care or adoptive parent, call 845-486-3220 or email FosterCare@DutchessNY.gov.
Foster Care provides children age newborn to 21 with temporary, safe, loving homes, when their own families are unable to care for them.
DCFSinfo@dutchessny.gov should not be used to submit applications or case documents as we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of these document submissions. Please use NYdocsubmit (mobile phone application) or visit www.MyBenefits.NY.gov.
Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP (No in-person client interviews)