Generous Gift from Elly’s Angels Assists with Placement of Baby Samuel

The holiday season and New Year is a time of reflection, and it is also a time to pay it forward. Adoption STAR is proud of the support we have provided other non-profits and for the work we do in the community. We are also very proud to have developed scholarship opportunities. For many years the Adoption STAR board of directors discussed creating scholarship opportunities for people interested in adoption as well as individuals personally … Read More


Past Adoption STAR Employee Spearheads Effort to Wipe School Lunch Debt Clean

On December 22nd, 2016, previous employee and long time friend of Adoption STAR, Sara Greenberg-Hassan, shared a Facebook status that started off with the statement, “Stick with me please – I know you are busy and this is long…” Much to this St. Cloud, MN mom’s surprise, people really did stick with her. The remainder of Sara’s Facebook post detailed the current financial situation at her children’s school, Madison Elementary. “The school currently has about … Read More


Shop Amazon, Support Adoption STAR

Use AmazonSmile when you’re shopping on-line and support Adoption STAR at the same time! For the last handful of years, we’ve been getting quarterly distributions from the AmazonSmile Foundation when Adoption STAR supporters use AmazonSmile to direct donate funds to our agency. A special “thank you” to Adoption STAR’s Development Associate Kristin Ackerman for her work in researching and setting this all up back in 2014. If you’re unfamiliar with the program, here’s a crash … Read More

Support Adoption STAR and Roswell Park Cancer Institute

In honor of his 40th birthday, Adoption STAR Associate Director Michael Hill is hosting a fundraiser for two great WNY non-profits. For those of you that subscribe to our agency’s month e-newsletter, you may have read about an upcoming birthday party/fundraiser. For those that have not, we thought you might want to read a bit more about it (and, as a result, consider attending and/or making a donation to two organizations that will put the … Read More

Eat at Friendly’s, Support CAFFA

    Help support the Coalition of Adoptive and Foster Family Agencies (CAFFA) by participating in a special opportunity later this month. Adoption STAR is a member of the CAFFA, an organization of agencies providing foster care and adoption services in Western New York. CAFFA strives to both support and enhance the delivery of quality foster care and adoption services to families and children. The mission of CAFFA is to collaboratively promote children’s permanency through … Read More