Learn More About Adoption and Fostering at Dec. 4 Meeting

MEXICO - The Oswego County Department of Social Services continues to search for people who would like to become foster parents, particularly for teenagers and sibling groups.

The department will host a virtual orientation meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 4 for those who are interested in more information about becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Contact Patricia Pennock by Wednesday, Dec. 1 if you would like to participate. Call 315-963-5382 or email patricia.pennock@dfa.state.ny.us and provide an email address.

Login information will be provided to those who pre-register. If no responses are received, the meeting will be cancelled.

Attendance at the informational meeting is required in order to enroll in the 11-week preparation program. Single and two-parent families may apply to foster or adopt. Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training. 

All children available for adoption through DSS have been in foster care for a period of time. For more information about foster parenting and adoption through the Department of Social Services, go to