Forever Families Through Adoption

Who Are We?

FFTA is a New York and Connecticut licensed, not-for-profit, adoption placement agency and resource center located in the Rye Brook/Port Chester area of Westchester County, just outside of New York City and was founded in 2007 by Joy and Michael Goldstein to allow them to realize their belief that every child has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure and forever home.

JOY S. GOLDSTEIN, LCSW, ACSW, FFTA's Executive Director, co-founder of FFTA and the adoptive mother of 3 boys, received her BSW from Syracuse University, and her MSW from Columbia University. Joy, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has spent almost 30 years as the Social Work Supervisor and Adoption Coordinator for the Law office of Michael S. Goldstein, Esq. In that capacity, she has been responsible for the supervision of all Social Workers and administrative staff, counseled thousands of birth parents and adoptive parents, and was involved in more than 2,500 successful adoptions.

Joy is a frequent lecturer on topics such as: Relationships with Birth Parents, Both Before and After Placement, Preparing Birth Parent Letters/Profiles and Locating a Birth Parent through Ads, the Internet, and Word-of-Mouth.

MICHAEL S. GOLDSTEIN, ESQ, LCSW is an attorney,Licensed clinlical social worker, Joy’s husband and a co-founder of FFTA, who has concentrated his practice for the past 30 years in adoption. Michael continues to run a law firm concentrating in all aspects of adoption and although a co-founder of FFTA he is not employed by FFTA.

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What's New at FFTA?

Adoption and the Child Tax Credit
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-44 last week listing the Adoption Tax Credit adjusted numbers for 2020. The maximum amount allowed is set at $14,300 per child for 2020 (it was $14,080 in 2019). The tax credit starts to phase out for families with modified adjusted gross income in excess of $214,520, and is completely phased out for families with modified adjusted gross income of $254,520 or more. Please contact your personal accountant or tax attorney for more information about this new news for 2020!

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