ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Alexis Kozmon and her husband decided to get a dog for their 6-year-old daughter, they chose to adopt rather than buy from a breeder to teach the child the value of rescuing.Four weeks later, the puppy the family named Sugar was dying painfully from distemper, and despite $3,000 in veterinary treatments, the only humane option was to put her down. Two of Sugar's siblings met the same fate. Kozmon faulted the volunteer-based rescue that had trucked the puppies from Texas, but when she complained to New York's consumer protection agency, she learned such groups are exempt from oversight."There was a loophole," said Kozmon, who lives in Middletown, Connecticut, but adopted from a group in southeastern New York.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
FOREIGN NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2014 - ADOPTIVE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN-USA, INC.
Around the Web
- Sick puppies spur New York scrutiny of non-profit rescues
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Sunday Aug 27, 2017
- Canada to Pay Millions in Indigenous Lawsuit Over Forced Adoptions
By IAN AUSTEN - Friday Oct 6, 2017
A 1960s government program took indigenous children from their families for adoption by nonnative parents, some as far away as Europe and New Zealand.
- A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest
By CHRISTINE HAUSER - Friday Jun 30, 2017
In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.
- New York City Receives $7.5 Million to Increase Adoptions
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Thursday Aug 24, 2017
The grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will support efforts to boost the number of recruiters working to place older children and those with special needs with loving families....
- Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement
By ARTHUR C. BROOKS - Friday Nov 17, 2017
Too many children still need parents. Why did we stop making them part of our families?
- Canada will pay indigenous people nearly $600M over forced adoptions
By Associated Press - Friday Oct 6, 2017
TORONTO — The Canadian government has agreed to pay compensation to indigenous people who were taken from their homes and adopted into non-indigenous families. Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the settlement Friday in what’s known as the “Sixties Scoop.” Indigenous children were robbed of their cultural identities by being placed with non-native families by...