County DSS encourages people to consider being foster parent

Posted 15 July 2021 at 5:51 pm

Press Release, Holli Nenni, DSS Commissioner in Orleans County

ALBION – In New York, May is traditionally recognized  as Foster Parent Month. This year, due to Covid-19, the Orleans County Department of Social Services/Child and Family Services held their Foster Parent Appreciation Night on June 29 at Roadies Pizzeria and Sports Bar.

The foster families, including foster children, enjoyed the evening mingling and visiting with each other. Flowers were given to 3 foster families that reached milestones – two with 5 years each and one with 40 years as foster parents for Orleans County. The foster parents were also given a box of Case-Nic Cookies and a “Thank You” yard sign.

We are always in search of people willing to open their hearts and homes to children in need.  To learn how you can help,  please contact our Foster Care home finder at (585) 589-3161 or visit us on the web at, click on “Departments” and then “Social Services.”

Be sure to check out our video featuring Orleans County foster parents and Child and Family Services staff sharing their impressions and experiences of fostering. Click here to see the video.