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About Adoption STAR Adoption STAR Our History Board of Directors Christine Gray Tinnesz, Ph.D. President Michael Benzin Vice President Hon. Alec Haniford Deull Secrectary Chuck Fried Treasurer Dr. Raghu Ram General Board Member Mike Schoop General Board Member Courtney Williams General Board Member Sharon Chick Past President 2008 - 2011 131 John Muir Drive Amherst, New York 14228 716-639-3900 adoptionstar.com

Mission Statement Each year, Adoption STAR revisits its mission statement to be sure it remains accurate. Adoption STAR (Support, Training, Advocacy & Resources) is a compassionate and unique agency. The Agency takes a strong stand on adoption education and believes no one can make a decision to adopt or place a child for adoption without fully educating themselves on adoption and its many options. Adoption STAR is an agency committed to the best interests of children and will offer all birth families regardless of race, health, circumstances, or disability, the option of adoption for their child. Adoption STAR is an agency dedicated to maintaining connections between adoptive families and birth families and offers education and support with an adoption plan.

Adoption STAR, Inc., was authorized as a non-profit New York State authorized adoption agency in March of 2000. In 2009, Adoption STAR became licensed in Florida and also achieved substantial COA Hague Accreditation. In 2010 the agency became licensed in Ohio.

Adoption STAR began operating in 2000 with donated space, and in 2001 moved into an office on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, New York. After renting for a number of years, the staff and board of Adoption STAR dreamed of owning their own building – one that would include not only staff offices, but also an infant nursery and a training facility on-site. This dream became a reality and on March 31, 2005, Adoption STAR occupied a 3000 square foot building in Williamsville, New York. In October 2012, Adoption STAR sold it’s main office and purchased a larger property in Amherst, New York (current location) – more than double the size – and uses the additional space to better accommodate its growing staff, client counseling and educational needs and expansion of post-adoption support services. From the onset, Adoption STAR wished to utilize the words within their name: Support, Training, Advocacy and Resources (STAR) to provide wide-ranging services to all members of the adoption community. Today the agency has several departments run by a compassionate and professional staff. The agency also sponsors four support groups: SOFIA (Supporting Our Families Interested in Adoption), which is an adoptive family support and social group; Blue Rose Birth Parent Support Group, which is a support group for birth parents; the Birth Grand Parent Support Group, that provides counseling to those parents whose children made an adoption plan for their child; and ACE (Adoptee Circle of Experience) an adult adoptee support group. The STAR commitment is to offer individualized and personalized support, training, advocacy and resources for all those in need. The agency believes that adoption does not end with the placement of a child but rather it begins. Adoption is a life long journey. Adoption STAR places children of all races, backgrounds, disabilities and circumstances and has a passion for helping women whose children are at-risk for entering out of home placement. Adoption STAR has touched thousands of lives and the agency’s commitment to finding children permanent adoptive families is unsurpassed. Not only does Adoption STAR believe that every child deserves a forever family, the agency operates under the belief that “there IS a family for every child.” Thus eliminating the need to temporarily place children within the foster care system and eliminating the need for the “system” to financially support children..


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ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & LANDSCAPING

ARTS & CULTURE

D3 Design Studio Professional Drafting Service 255 Great Arrow Ave., #102 Buffalo, NY 14207 716-447-9698 www.caddrafting.com

Albright Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-882-8700 www.albrightknox.org

Amer-Tech Electrical Contracting, Inc. 4821 N. Bailey Ave. Eggertsville, NY 14226 716-836-9421 California Closets 2914 Walden Ave., Suite 400 Depew, NY 14043 716-651-9393 www.californiaclosets.com Gradeline Concrete 96 East Ave. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-713-1682 www.gradelineconcrete.com Hobjobbers Unlimited, Inc. 139 Zimmerman Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14223 716-874-0872 margolis@roadrunner.com Lamparelli Construction 590 Kennedy Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 716-243-2473 www.lamparelliconstruction.com

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A Major Films @AMajorFilms Art Park 450 South 4th St. Lewiston, NY 14092 716-754-4375 www.artpark.net Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Pkwy. Buffalo, NY 14211 www.sciencebuff.org Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, NY 14228 716-689-1440 www.bnhv.org Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-878-6011 www.burchfieldpenney.org Daughters of Creative Sound www.facebook.com/ Daughters.Of.Creative.Sound

North Star Supply Co, Inc. 55 Thielman Dr. Buffalo, NY 14206 800-980-7332 www.northstarsupply.com

Dipson Theatres 3500 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14226 716-834-7655 www.dipsontheatres.com

R. Harris Landscaping Corp. 7150 Northview Dr. Lockport, NY 14094 716-433-7955

Shea’s Performing Arts Center 646 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202 716-847-1410 www.sheas.org

See ad on page 19

Ulrich Sign Company 177 Oakhurst St. Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-0167 www.ulrichsigns.com

ARTS & CULTUREE

Steel Crazy Iron Art 70 Tonawanda St. Buffalo, NY 14207 ebironart@aol.com www.steelcrazyironart.com

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The Time Pirates A Buffalo oldies party band. We play groovy fun tunes and we rock out! www.facebook.com/groups/1117 74922211206 Transit Drive-In Theatre 6655 S. Transit Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 716-625-8535 www.transitdrivein.com The Wondermakers! 716-440-7129 www.wondermakers.net

University at Buffalo Center for the Arts UB North Campus Amherst, NY 14260 716-645-2787 www.ubcfa.org Walls Beautiful 1872 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-834-6893 www.wallsbeautiful.com

ATTRACTIONS / PARKS Buffalo Bisons Baseball Coca-Cola Field 1 James D Griffin Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 www.bisons.com Ellicott Creek Park 1 Ellicott Creek Dr. Tonawanda, NY 14150 www2.erie.gov/parks/ Great Pumpkin Farm 11199 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 716-759-1929 www.greatpumpkinfarm.com

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ATTRACTIONS/ PARKS (continued)

Maple Ridge Park 149 Elm Ave. East Selkirk, NY 12158 518-439-4955

BEAUTY

BEAUTY (continued)

www.townofbethlehem.org/Facilities

A Head of Class 8171 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-634-4925 www.aheadofclass.com

Excuria Salon and Spa 5725 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-839-3106 www.excuriaspa.com

Rochester Red Wings 1 Morrie Silver Way Rochester, NY 14608 585-377-3276 www.redwingsbaseball.com

Body & Beauty 5110 Main St. Ste. 120 Buffalo, NY 14221 716-445-3280 www.tonywalker.com

Iconz Hair Design 3168 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-834-1559

Wickham Farms 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 585-377-3276 www.wickhamfarms.com

Divina Salon 1780 Abbott Rd. Buffalo, NY 14218 716-364-4055 www.divinasalon.net

Lexington Salon 235 Lexington Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-432-4125 Mary Kay Cosmetics Business 716-651-9122 Mobile 716-445-7483 crystal@marykay.com www.marykay.com Signature Cutz 2312 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-563-7235 www.facebook.com/ signaturecutzbarbers The Hair Port 46 Hopkins Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-796-1502

BIKES, CARS & REPAIR AUTO SALES & REPAIRS Emerling Chevrolet, Inc. 9000 Boston State Rd. Boston, NY 14025 716-941-5255 www.emerlingford.com Joe Cecconi's Chrysler Complex 2380 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 855-233-4651 www.joececconischryslercomplex.com West Herr Ford 2600 Millersport Hwy. Getzville, NY 14068 716-810-1319 www.fordamherst.com

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BIKES, CARS & REPAIR (continued)

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BICYCLE RENTAL, SALES & REPAIR Bike Shop 149 Swan St. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-259-9463 www.bikeshopbuffalo.com Tom's Pro Bike Lancaster: 3687 Walden Ave. Lancaster, NY 14086 716-651-9995 Amherst: 9430 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-688-2453 www.tomsprobike.com BUS, LIMO & CAR RENTAL Advantage Limousine Rental Service P.O. BOX 562 E. Amherst, NY 14051 716-983-1201 www.advantagelimousineinc.com

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY GROUPS Buffalo State College Civic and Community Engagement Volunteer & Service-Learning Center 1300 Elmwood Ave. Cleveland Hall 306 Buffalo, NY 14222 716-878-3919 www.buffalostate.edu Buffalo State College School of Social Work 1300 Elmwood Ave. 685 Baldy Hall Buffalo, NY 14260 716-645-3381 swinfo@buffalo.edu www.socialwork.buffalo.edu Canisius College 2001 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14208-1517 716-883-7000 www.canisius.edu Deamen College Nursing 4380 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226 800-462-7652 www.daemen.edu

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Erie County Community College 6205 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-851-1322 www.ecc.edu

Amherst Chamber Of Commerce 400 Essjay Rd., Suite 150 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-6905 www.amherst.org

Medaille College Nursing 18 Agassiz Circle Buffalo, NY 14214 716-880-2000 www.medaille.edu

Buckle Up for Life 3333 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229 513-636-7849 www.buckleupforlife.org

University at Buffalo School of Social Work 685 Baldy Hall University at Buffalo North Campus 716-645-3381 www.socialwork.buffalo.edu

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network-Western NY 625 Delaware Ave., Suite 410 Buffalo, NY 14202 716-884-6711 www.bppn.org

EDUCATION CONSULTANT

Buffalo Sabres Foundation KeyBank Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 716-855-4703 www.nhl.com/sabres/community

DS College Consulting LLC Debbie Schwartz Provides support for students and their families throughout the college admissions process

914-768-3722 debbie.schwartz@dscollegeconsulting.com

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of NY 108 Main St. #5 New Paltz, NY 12561 646-688-4321 www.affcny.org

Coalition of Adoptive and Foster Family Agencies P.O. Box 1672, Ellicott Station Buffalo, NY 14205 www.wnycaffa.org Community Concern 6722 Erie Rd. Derby, NY 14047 716-947-5025 www.communityconcern.org Compass House Resource Center 1451 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14209 716-886-0935 www.compasshouse.org

Adoptive Families of The Capital Region P.O. Box 603 Glenmont, NY 12077 518-763-8019 www.adoptivefamiliesny.org

Elly's Angels 179 New Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 EllysAngels09@gmail.com www.ellysangels.org

Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc. 254 Seaman Ave. New York, NY 10034-1250 212-304-8479 www.adoptiveparents.org

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Inc. 100 College Ave. #100 Rochester, NY 14607 585-244-8640 www.gayalliance.org

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

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EMERGENCY HOUSING, CRISSIS SUPPORT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (continued)

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of WNY 371 Delaware Ave. # 3 Buffalo, NY 14202 716-855-0221 www.glyswny.org

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 742 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 716-626-6363 www.uwbec.org

Girl Scout Troup 60459 1-888-837-6410 www.gswny.org

Western NY Foster & Adoptive Families 478 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202 716-858-1630 www.wnyfafa.org

Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036 202-628-4160 www.hrc.org International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 716-883-1900 www.iibuffalo.org Jewish Children's Adoption Network PO Box 237 Brooklandville, MD 21022 720-260-5864 www.jcan.us Pride Center of Western NY 200 South Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14201 716-852-PRIDE (7743) www.pridecenterwny.org Rochester Area FASD (SECRET Facebook support/resource group) All of the members of this group are either foster/adoptive families or FASD professionals in the Rochester area. To join send an email to: Alison75@rochester.rr.com S.O.F.I.A. Supporting Our Families Interested in Adoption Chapters in Buffalo, Rochester, New York City and Albany www.adoptionstar.com/sofia The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 208 W. 13 St. New York, NY 10011 212-620-7310 www.gaycenter.org

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Western NY Naturals The purpose of this group is to share information and experiences on healthy living and natural hair. We hope to provides support and information for those looking to transition to natural hair, are currently natural or just want to live a more natural lifestyle. No matter where you are on your journey, you are welcome here

www.facebook.com/wnynaturals Western NY Perinatal Bereavement 30 S. Cayuga Rd. Lower Buffalo, NY 14221 716-626-6363 www.wnypbn.org Women's Business Center Canisius College 2365 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 716-888-8280 www.thewomensbusinesscenter.com

EMERGENCY HOUSING, CRISSIS SUPPORT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Cattaraugus Crisis Hotline 1-800-339-5209 Chautauqua Crisis Services 1-800-724-0461 Compass House Emergency Shelter 370 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 716-886-0935 www.compasshouse.org

ADOPTION RESOURCE GUIDE

Crisis Services Advocate Program 716-834-3131 For survivors of family violence, rape, sexual assault, elder abuse and gender violence.

Family Justice Center 237 Main St., 14th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203 716-558-SAFE (7233) www.fjcsafe.org Haven House P.O. Box 451, Ellicott Station Buffalo, NY 14205 716-884-6000 (24-hour hotline) www.cfsbny.org HelpLine 888-354-1342 For foster, adoptive and kinship families and related professionals

Lighthouse Women's Residence 255 Delaware Ave., Suite 300 Buffalo, NY 14202 716-831-7877 www.lake-shore.org/what-we- do/lighthouse/ Neighborhood Legal Services 237 Main St. # 400 Buffalo, NY 14203 716-847-0650 www.nls.org Niagara County Crisis Services 716-285-3515 Wyoming County Crisis Services 1-800-724-8583

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES Robert Half 726 Exchange St., Suite 818 Buffalo, NY 14210-2835 716-462-4968 www.roberthalf.com TxMQ 2351 N. Forest Rd. #120 Getzville, NY 14068 716-636-0070 www.txmq.com


FAITH & SPIRITUALITY Unitarian Universalist Church Of Buffalo 695 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-885-2136 www.buffalouu.org Unitarian Universalist Church Of Amherst 6320 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-634-3010 www.buffalouu.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE ACSIA Partners Snyder, NY dana.dee@acsiapartners.com 716-839-1316 www.danadee.ltcfp.com Bottom-Line Bookkeeping & Accounting 510 Seabrook Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-626-4919 www.bottomline-accounting.com Buffalo First 7606 Transit Rd. Suite 100 Buffalo, NY 14221 716-535-9603 www.buffalofirstllc.com Citizens Bank 888-850-4068 www.citizensbank.com Evans Bank 5999 South Park Ave. Hamburg, NY 14075 716-646-6753 www.evansbank.com Freed Maxick CPAS PC 424 Main St. Suite 800 Buffalo, NY 14202 716-847-2651 www.freedmaxick.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES& INSURANCE (co ntinued)

Geico 300 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville, NY 14068 716-276-4000 www.geico.com

Willis Group 300 Airborne Pkwy, Suite 208 Buffalo, NY 14225 716-650-7660 www.willis.com

Lauber Financial Planning 3976 Seneca St. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-430-1634 www.lauberfinancialplanning.com Liberty Mutual Insurance 3215 Southwestern Blvd. Orchard Park, NY 14127 716-677-2734, Ext. 15480 www.libertymutual.com M&T Bank One M&T Plaza, 13th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203 www.mtb.com Northwest 364 Connecticut St. Buffalo, NY 14213 716-819-2790 www.northwest.com The Bonadio Group 100 Riley St. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-1042 www.bonadio.com Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP 8321 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-633-1373 www.tsacpa.com Jason Tuff Tax Services 546 Wimbledon Rd. Rochester, NY 14617 585-739-2554 www.facebook.com/tufftaxes Wells Fargo Advisors John Chiarenza 670-0 Main St. 1 Beresford Court Williamsville, NY 14701 716-810-5046 www.wellsfargoadvisors.com See ad on page 12

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HALLS & BANQUET FACILITIES Banchetti By Rizzo's 550 N French Rd. Amherst, NY 14228 716-691-4045 www.banchettibyrizzos.com Pearl @ The Webb 92 Pearl St. Buffalo, NY 14202 www.pearlstreetcatering.com/webb 716-853-1505 Statler City, LLC 107 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202 716-853-3300 www.statlercity.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS ABC Therapeutics Child Development Center 11390 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-580-3040 www.abctherapeutics.com Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY 257 West Genesee St. #100 Buffalo, NY 14202-2657 716-887-6900 www.bcbswny.com Compass Care 2024 West Henrietta Rd., Suite 6D Rochester, NY 14623 585-232-2350 www.compasscare.info Evergreen Health 206 S Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14201 716-847-2441 www.evergreenhs.org

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Independent Health 511 Farber Lakes Dr. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-631-3001 www.independenthealth.com

Live Well Chiropractic of WNY 3963 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226 716-839-9355 www.livewellchirowny.com

LIFE COACH

Nova Healthcare Administrators, Inc. 6400 Main St., Suite 210 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-773-1143 www.novahealthcare.com

Naturally Chiropractic, P.C. 47 Plaza Dr. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-250-9422 www.chiropractorofficewilliamsville.com

Planned Parenthood of WNY 2697 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 800-230-7526 www.ppwny.org

The Real You Physical Therapy Francie Marzec TheRealYouPT@yahoo.com www.therealyoupt.com 716-861-1297

The Care Connection Lactation and Wellness Center 3991 Harlem Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-725-6370 www.careconnectiononline.com MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY 1800 Maple Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-636-5437 www.pedsurgentcare.com

Dr. Jane Aronson, FAAP 92 Burnett Ave., Apt 103 Maplewood, NJ 07040 973-327-4078 Expertise in pediatric infectious diseases and adoption medicine.

www.orphandoctor.com

CHIROPRACTIC CARE / MASSAGE THERAPY Green Pastures Still Waters 1479 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216 2720 Eggert Rd. Tonawanda, NY 14150 716-435-0020 www.greenpasturesstillwaters.com

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Specializing in: Back & Neck Pain, Migraines, Hip & Knee Pain, TMJ, Pelvic Floor Issues

Clear Ahead Certified Life Mastery Consultant lynn.tranchell@clearahead.com 716-698-9782 www.clearahead.com www.lynntranchell.com SLEEP THERAPY START WITH SLEEP 1211 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-235-1505 www.startwithsleep.com

SPORTS, RECREATION & FITNESS

DENTAL

Broadway Driving Range and Mini Golf 4367 Broadway St. Depew, NY 14043-2916 716-683-2403 www.broadwaydrivingrange.com

Gambacorta & Dental Associates 750 Dick Rd. Buffalo, NY 14225 716-684-8882 www.gdawny.com

Crossfit Amherst 4254 Ridge Lea Rd., #104 Amherst, NY 14226 716-862-8200 www.crossfitamherst.com

Dr. Grant Hennigar, DDS 2025 Whitehaven Rd. Grand Island, NY 14072 716-773-1990 www.hennigargrandislanddentist.com

Rising Sun Yoga 5225 Sheridan Dr. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-632-5802 www.risingsunyoga.com

University Pediatric Dentistry Locations in Buffalo, Williamsville, Amherst, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls www.universitypediatricdentistry.com

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo- Holland Family Building 787 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202 716-886-3145 www.jccbuffalo.org

EYE CARE Atwal Eye Care 3095 Harlem Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Laser Vision Correction: 716-892-2020 Eye Care Medical/Surgical: 716-896-8831 www.atwaleye.com

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Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo - Benderson Family Building 2640 N. Forest Rd. Getzville, NY 14068 716-688-4033 Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester The William and Mildred Levine Bldg. 1200 Edgewood Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 585-461-2000 www.jccrochester.org


HEALTH ß& WELLNESS

IT SERVICES (continued)

IT SERVICES (continued)

Build A Machine Fitness 3095 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14217 716-949-7521 www.bamf.fit/?LMCL=mTq66g

eMediServ LLC Apple Consultants Network 3380 Sheridan Dr. #262 Amherst, NY 14226-1439 716-817-6734 DrMac@eMediServ.com www.emediserv.com

RL Computing Web Design, IT Services, Branding 716-656-8958 www.RLComputing.com

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Rolly Pollies® of Western NY

A Kid's Gym for Ages 4 Months - 12 Years Old! 9630 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-689-6151 Western NY Skydiving Pine Hill Airport 4906 Pine Hill Rd. Albion, NY 14411 www.skydivecny.com

IT SERVICES Apple Store Walden Galleria G116 Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 716-706-2000 www.apple.com

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InReach Solutions LLC 3050 SE Division St. #245 Portland, OR 97202 1-888-390-0494 www.inreachsolutions.com Jennifer Calero Branding & Website Design 716-650-4111 www.smalltalkmarketing.com Lighttower 241 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203 585-743-1722 www.lighttower.com

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Software Solutions Group, Inc. 90 Bryant Woods South Amherst, NY 14228 716-568-2040 x 117 585-286-9002 x117 www.softsolgrp.com Stereo Advantage 1955 Wehrle Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-8038 www.stereoadvantage.com TechSoup 435 Brannan St. Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94107 415-633-9300 www.techsoup.org


LEGAL & CONSULTATION SERVICES

LEGAL & CONSULTATION SERVICES (continued)

LEGAL & CONSULTATION SERVICES (continued)

WESTERN NY

James A. Valenti, Esq. Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina P.C. 2 State St., Suite 1000 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-2181 www.trevettcristo.com

Laurie B. Goldheim, Esq. 20 Old Nyack Turnpike, Suite 300 Nanuet, NY 10954 www.adoptionrights.com

Leah Bouquard, Esq. P.O. Box 2441 Buffalo, NY 14240 716-228-0410 www.bouquardlaw.com Limited primarily to birth parents

John G. Brenon, Esq. Ward, Brenon & DiVita 5500 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-633-7860 www.blzattorneys.com See ad on back cover page

Brian Degnan, Esq. 81 Main Street, #6 Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-3206 www.briandegnan.org Renee Falbo, Esq. 17 Beresford Ct. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-632-3333 Daniel Hartman, Esq. 403 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203 716-856-9533 HoganWillig Attorneys At Law 2410 North Forest Rd., Suite 301 Amherst, NY 14068 716-636-7600 www.hoganwillig.com Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1700 Buffalo, NY 14202 716-853-5100 www.lippes.com Phillips Lytle LLP One Canalside 125 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203-2887 716-847-8400 www.phillipslytle.com Rebecca J. Talmud, Esq. 5550 Main St., Suite 3 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-580-3360 www.rjtalmudlaw.com

Gregory Wise, Esq. Murch & Wise 1140 Crosspointe Lane, Suite 5A Webster, NY 14580 585-545-4145 www.gregorywiseattorney.com CENTRAL NY & CAPITAL REGION AREAS Dwight Austin, Esq. 141 Lewis Ave. Fort Drum, NY 13602 315-772-5261 Maria Lally Clark, Esq. P.O. Box 654 Valatie, NY 12184 518-758-6214 Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq. 126 State St., 6th Floor Albany, NY 12207 518-436-4170 www.arcopps.net

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

Rebecca. L. Mendel, Esq. Rosin Steinhagen Mendel 801 Second Ave., 10th Floor New York, NY 10017 212-972-5430 www.lawrsm.com

Faith Getz Rousso, Esq. Law Office of Faith Getz Rousso 128 Front St. Mineola, NY 11501 516-500-9292 See ad on page 9

Denise Seidelman, Esq. 116 Kraft Ave., Suite 3 Bronxville, NY 10708 914-779-1050 American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

Nina E. Rumbold, Esq. 116 Kraft Ave., Suite 3 Bronxville, NY 10708 914-779-1050 American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys See ad on page 10

CINCINNATI, OH AREA

Kevin Harrigan, Esq. 2 S Clinton St. Syracuse, NY 13202 315-478-3138

Lauren McClain, Esq. Ginn & McClain, LLC 8595 Beechmont Ave., Ste 103 Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-545-7043

Yifat Shaltiel, Esq. Shaltiel & Blumenreich Law 417 North Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-273-3332 www.yslawgroup.com

Esther Norton Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker 7 W. 7th St., Suite 1400 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-3330

NY CITY AREA Jeanine Castagna, Esq. 1225 Franklin Ave., Suite 325 Garden City, NY 11530 516-495-7906

Tom Gaier, Esq. Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker 7 W. 7th St., Suite 1400 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-3330

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

CLEVELAND, OH AREA

Brian Esser, Esq. 540 President St., Third Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-747-8447

Lori S. Nehrer, Esq. 111 Stow Ave., Suite 100 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-2560 330-928-3373

AAAA membership application pending

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LEGAL & CONSULTATION SERVICES (continued) Julia Cain, Esq. Counselor at Law 34 South Main St. Rittman, OH 44270 330-927-3120 SOUTH FLORIDA Nakeitha Hodrick, Esq. 1125 NE 12th St. Suite 101 Miami, FL 33161 786-279-4841 Steven Berzner, Esq. 1040 Bayview Dr. Suite 330 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-566-0877

LODGING Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14221 www.mariott.com/hotels/travel/ bufny-buffalo-mariott-niagara DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel 10 Flint Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-689-4414 www.hilton.com Home2 Suites by Hilton 1999 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY 14225 716-249-2700 www.home2suites3.hilton.com Hotel Mela 120 W 44th St. New York, NY 10036 www.hotelmela.com

MEDIA & MARKETING Adoptive Families Magazine The How-to-Adopt and Adoption Parenting Network 108 West 39th St., Suite 805 New York, NY 10018 800-372-3300 www.adoptivefamilies.com Bee Group Newspapers 5564 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-4700 www.beenews.com Buffalo Business First 465 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203-1793 www.bizjournals.com Gay Parent Magazine PO Box 750852 Forest Hills, NY 11375-0852 718-380-1780 www.gayparentmag.com

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN & PRINT SERVICES (continued) Boulevard Printing 1330 Niagara Falls Blvd. #2 Tonawanda, NY 14150 716-837-3800 www.blvdprinters.com buffalocreativegroup 716-430-5982 leslie@buffalocreativegroup.com www.buffalocreativegroup.com Erin F Photography 716-573-3311 www.erinfphotography.com Hadley Exhibits, Inc. 1700 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207 716-874-3666 www.hadleyexhibitsinc.com Heather Bellini Photography 716-909-5541 www.photographybyheatherbuffalo.com

LocalEdge 61 John Muir Dr. Buffalo, NY 14228 716-875-9100 www.internetmarketing.localedge.com

Innsbruck Printing and Mailing Services 70 Innsbruck Dr. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 716-668-6107 www.innsbruckprinting.com

WNY Jobs 31 Buffalo St. Hamburg, NY 14075 www.wnyjobs.com

Jay Terkel Photography 78 E Main St. Corfu, NY 14036 585-599-4565 www.jayterkelphotography.net

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN & PRINT SERVICES

Quinlan 385 North Forest Rd. Amherst, New York 14228 716-691-6200 www.quinlanco.com

AD Stuff Promotional Products PO Box 764 Amherst, NY 14226 716-691-6163 www.adstuff.com

Taravella Marketing Specialties 99 Coniston Rd. Snyder, NY 14226 716-832-3966 www.taravellamarketing.com

See ad on page 4

Alyssa Howe Design 330 Glen Oak Dr. East Amherst, NY 14051-1259 www.alignable.com

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WNY Imaging Systems, Inc. 305 Cayuga Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14209 716-633-1883 www.wnyimaging.com

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PARENTING & YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES COUNSELING SERVICES Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. 5820 Main St., Suite 406 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-636-6243 www.center4familydevelop.com/staff.htm Carolyn Berger 16 E 40th St. New York, NY 10016 914-834-6396 www.carolynberger.org A.C.E. (Adoptee Circle of Experience) Support services to Adoptees at all ages and stages

131 John Muir Dr. Amherst, NY 14228 716-639-3900 www.adoptionstar.com/support- services-for-adoptees

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PARENTING & YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES

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Kathleen A. Crissey, MS, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor 2813 Wehrle Dr., Suite 7 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-807-9494

David Gordon, LCSW-R 4476 Main Street, Suite 208 Amherst, NY 14228 716-970-2182

See ad on page 14

Turning Point Counseling Services 2813 Wehrle Dr., Suite 7 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-633-1280 www.counselorsinbuffalony.com

Marie Dolfi, LCSW 10 Colvin Ave. Suite 102 Albany, NY 12206 518-281-8884 www.adoptioncounselingny.com Family STAR Post Adoption Support and Services

131 John Muir Dr. Amherst, NY 14228 716-639-3030 www.family-star.com See ad on page 14

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PETS Sit 'N Stay Pet Services P.O. Box 844 Hamburg, NY 14075 716-822-3287 www.sitnstaypetservices.com SPCA Serving Erie County 300 Harlem Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-875-7360 www.yourspca.org


RESTAURANTS, CAFES, FOOD MARKETS & CATERING

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, FOOD MARKETS & CATERING (continued)

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, FOOD MARKETS & CATERING (continued)

800 Maple 800 Maple Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-688-5800 www.800maple.com

Event Artistry, Inc. 716-908-7841 Party planning from original ideas to managing the event, sweet Treats for corporate gifts, parties & personal. One of a kind party favors and table center pieces

Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More 6675 Transit Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 www.salvatoresgrand.com

Adam's Apples 716-903-3578 AdamsApplesNY@yahoo.com www.adamsapplesny.com Aléthea's Chocolates 8301 Main St. Clarence, NY 14221 716-633-8620 www.aletheas.com Bagel Jay's Bakery & Cafe 100 A Plaza Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-639-1000 www.bageljays.com Besta Pizza 2343 Millersport Hwy Getzville, NY 14068 716-262-9180 www.bestapizza.com Black & Blue Steak and Crab 5493 Sheridan Dr. Buffalo, NY 14221 716-839-2525 www.blackandbluesteakandcrab.com Chef's 291 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14204 716-856-9187 www.ilovechefs.com Creekview Restaurant 5629 Main St. #1 Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-9373 www.creekviewrestaurant.com Dessert Deli 716 Maple Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221 716-689-2115 www.dessertdelibakery.com

John & Mary's Subs 2363 Millersport Hwy. Getzville, NY 14068 716-688-8017 www.johnandmarysgetzville.com Natalie's Mediterranean Eatery 807 Millersport Hwy. Amherst, NY 14226 716-446-9715 www.natalieseatery.com Oh Pour L'amour Du Chocolat 4476 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226 716-240-9815 www.ohpourlamourduchocolat.com Olivers Restaurant 2095 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216 716-877-9662 www.oliverscuisine.com Panera Bread Catering 1593 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-836-6818 www.panerabread.com Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl St. Buffalo, NY 14202 716-856.2337 www.pearlstreetgrill.com Rich's Catering and Special Events One Robert Rich Way Buffalo, NY 14213 716-878-8422 www.richscatering.com Roycroft Inn 40 S Grove St. East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-5552 www.roycroftinn.com/restaurant.html

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Siena Restaurant 4516 Main St. Snyder, NY 14226 716-839-3108 www.siena-restaurant.com Tea Leaf Cafe 4224 Maple Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-831-8202 www.tealeafcafe.com Ted's Hotdog Food Truck 301 Ohio St., Suite 200 Buffalo, NY 14204 716-691-3731 www.tedshotdogs.com/food-truck The Table 73 Clinton St. Montgomery, NY 12549 www.thetableny.com Wahl's Candies 130 Losson Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 716-668-1385 www.wahlscandies.com

SERVICES CLEANING Carpet Care Services 41 Dyke Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-706-0003 Donna@CarpetCareServices.net www.carpetcareservices.net ChemDry of Buffalo, Inc. 63 Benbro Dr. Suite 100 Cheektowaga, NY 14225 716-632-6011 www.chemdrybuffalo.com

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SERVICES (continued)

SERVICES (continued)

Kleen Windows, Inc. P.O. Box 238 Grand Island, NY 14072 716- 773-7580 www.kleenwindows.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Organize Your Life, LLC Buffalo, WNY and the Southtowns 716-560-5990 Linkedin: Sherri Papich See ad on page 18

Towne Cleaners 2335 Millersport Hwy. Getzville, NY 14068 716-688-3889

All Season Party & Tent Rental 5885 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 716-688-9531 www.rentrightnow.com SECURITY Amherst Alarm, Inc. 435 Lawrence Bell Dr., Ste 1 Amherst, NY 14221 716-632-4600 www.amherstalarm.com

WASTE DISPOSAL & PEST CONTROL PAYROLL Paychex 33 Dodge Rd. Suite 100 Getzville, NY 14068 716-688-0025 www.paychex.com

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Millersport Recycling Can and Bottle Redemption Center 803 Millersport Hwy. Buffalo, NY 14226 716-222-2833 www.millersportrecycling.com Donate your recycling to Adoption STAR by simply dropping off to this location!

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SERVICES (continued) Modern Disposal Services 4746 Model City Rd. PO Box 209 Model City, NY 14107-0209 716-754-8226 www.moderncorporation.com Orkin 60 Earhart Dr. Ste 1 Amherst, NY 14221 877-250-1652 www.orkin.com BOOK STORES Monkey See, Monkey Do.... Children’s Bookstore 9060 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 716-204-8417 Books@monkeysread.com www.monkeysread.com Tapestry Books 131 John Muir Dr. Amherst, NY 14228 716-544-0204 www.tapestrybooks.com Amazon Affiliate, Tapestry Books specializes in adoption related books and resources.

See ad on page 16


SHOPS (continued)

SHOPS (continued)

SHOPS (continued)

CLOTHING

MyThirtyOne Jess Henry www.mythirtyone.com/jhenry32

JEWELERS

Buffalo Gift and Greek Shop UB Commons 520 Lee Entrance Buffalo, NY 14228 716-688-9743 www.facebook.com/ BuffaloGiftandGreek Custom Ink 800-293-4232 www.customink.com GIFTS Gold Canyon Candles Parker Gevirtzman www.lifesmellsamazing.mygc.com Monograms of Distinction Personalized Gifts 115 Kissawaug Rd. Middlebury, CT 06762 800-426-3373 www.modhrgifts.com

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Things Remembered 714 Alberta Dr. Buffalo, NY 14226 716-835-0340 www.thingsremembered.com GROCERY Dash's Markets 499 W Klein Rd. East Amherst, NY 14221 716-204-0386 www.dashsmarket.com Tops Friendly Markets www.topsmarkets.com Wegmans 675 Alberta Dr. Amherst, NY 14226 716-831-6300 www.wegmans.com See ad on page 18

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Bomi Jewelers Bomi Grelick Corporation 4574 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226 716-839-4300 www.bomijewelers.com Reeds Jewelers & Jenss Decor 4001 Maple Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 716-837-3934 www.reedsjewelers.com

SPECIALTY Confer Plastics, Inc. 97 Witmer Rd. North Tonawanda, NY 14120 800-635-3213 www.conferplastics.com


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2017 Adoption Resource Guide  

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