- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
JOY S. GOLDSTEIN, LCSW, ACSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the adoptive mother of three, is the Executive Director of Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA) a Hague accredited, New York and Connecticut authorized, not-for-profit adoption placement agency and resource center co-founded in 2007 with her husband and adoption attorney, Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW. FFTA is committed to treating all people with the respect, dignity and compassion they deserve, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability and takes great pride in representing many single and same sex couples. Joy is a frequent lecturer on topics such as: Relationships with Birthparents, Before and After Placement; Preparing Birthparent Letters/Profiles; and Locating a Birthparent through Ads, Internet, Word-of-Mouth, and social media. Joy is the 2012 recipient of the Congressional “Angels in Adoption” Award; and FFTA the Seal of Recognition from All Families-All Children (AFAC) Human Rights Campaign (HRC) continuously since 2011. Joy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Past Board Member of Resolve of Long Island, Past Board Member of the Adoptive Parents Committee, Long Island Chapter.