Adoption, Guardianship & Substitute Care Department of Children and Families

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Contact Information

Department of Children and Families
Contact: Leo Farley Joy Cochran, Director of Adoption Services Director of Foster Care Services
Email Address:
Phone: 617-748-2000
Alternate Phone: 800-543-7508
Fax: 800-548-4802

600 Washington Street Boston, MA 02211
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Adoption, Guardianship & Substitute Care


Places and supports children in permanent homes or provides 24 hour care in a foster home or other residential setting. DCF has twenty-nine area offices and six regionally based adoption recruitment units. Contracts services adoption services from 19 private adoption agencies. Fees: Case management services are free, sliding scale fee for placement, & no fee for adoption services.


Placement services are limited to children who meet the criteria of the Department's regulations and policies. The Department will provide supportive services to families on request.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Family Support

Program Type

  • Adoption/Foster Care

Populations Served

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Developmental Disability
  • Multiple Disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: EEC