Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) is a non-profit, New Jersey and New York licensed adoption agency that was founded in 1982. HAPS has focused its efforts on developing families for children who need them. Our agency provides services for both international and domestic adoptions.
We are a Hague accredited adoption service provider, and can provide all International Adoption Services, including, but not limited to, pre-adoption homestudies, child placement services, post-placement reporting and post-adoption services.
HAPS has a strong belief in, and commitment to, the development and support of families. Our primary goal is to provide families for children. We believe that every child deserves, and is entitled to, the love and security of belonging to a family, and we count it a blessing to help children reach this goal. With this focus, we service our clients - the adoptive family, the birthmother, and birthfather.
Our main corporate office is located at 668 American Legion Drive, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Our New York office is located at 42 Lovell Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Please call 201-836-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HAPS provides the following services:
Adoption homestudy evaluation for NJ and NY families adopting within NJ or NY, other states or internationally
Homestudy reviews for all out-of-state families who wish to adopt through HAPS, or NJ and NY families who previously completed a homestudy by another adoption agency
Post placement supervision and counseling for NJ and NY families who have adopted
Domestic adoption throughout the United States
Licensed in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut
Counseling and support services for birth families
Adoption court investigations as ordered by the NJ courts
BULGARIA REFERRAL -We have a referral of abeautiful little girl from Bulgaria. She is 7 years old, with expressive dark eyes and dark hair. She is very active and curious, but doesn't speak and is delayed. She is waiting for a forever family!
NEWS - January 2013
RUSSIA - Due to the current situation in Russia, our Program is on hold and we are not able to accept any new applications at this time. HAPS will be checking as we receive information and update our website with news.
NEWS - January 2013
HAPS ACHIEVES HAGUE ACCREDITATION - Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services has received notification that it has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State, according to an announcement made to Lorraine Kolankowski, Executive Director of the organization. Hague Accreditation attests that Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services’s Hague Accreditation Expiration Date is February 23, 2017. The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that intercountry adoptions are in the best interests of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children.
HAPS RECEIVES NEW YORK LICENSEand will now be able to expand our personalized services to birthfamilies, children and adoptive families in New York.
“We are thrilled that we can continue to share our vision beyond the borders of New Jersey. Our primary goal has always been and will continue to be to provide families for children,” said Executive Director Lorraine Kolankowski, LCSW.“
The New York office is located at 42 Lovell Lane, New Rochelle, NY.
NEWS CHINA WAITING CHILD PROGRAM HAPS is happy to announce that we have a Waiting Child Program in China. We are so pleased that we have the opportunity to find special homes for these special children!
THE CCCWA IS NOW ALLOWING SINGLE FEMALES TO ADOPT CHILDREN IN THE WAITING CHILD PROGRAM.
HAPS IS ABLE TO WORK WITH FAMILIES RESIDING IN ANY OF THE 50 STATES!!
INFORMATION SESSIONS - Learn the details of the international and domestic adoption process. Our meetings are FREE and held on Wednesday evenings in our Teaneck, NJ office. We have current sessions being held from March 2013 through July 2013. For further details, Information Sessions and we welcome you to call our Teaneck office at 201-836-5554 to register.
HAPS has established very successful adoption programs in Bulgaria, China and Russia. Our Program Directors work exclusively with the families and offer support during the entire process. They are all adoptive parents and this experience gives them a unique ability to relate to many of the questions that arise regarding international adoption.
Information and referrals are offered at all phases of the adoption process. Our staff can assist you in locating an adoption source that is most appropriate for you, and continue to provide you with updated information throughout the adoption process.
In order to begin the adoption process, the family must be approved with a homestudy. The homestudy is the foundation of all adoptions, and is required in every state and country. It is a written, comprehensive assessment of the adoptive family, and is a process of evaluation by a licensed or certified Social Worker employed by a licensed adoption agency.
The homestudy process should be a joint educative effort by prospective adoptive parents and the Social Worker to understand and explore the numerous adoption options (international and domestic, private and agency) and to assess what avenue may be most appropriate for the prospective adoptive parents.