- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Rhode Island.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Rhode Island.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Provides information on how to register for pre-service MAPP training classes.
- Licensed Agencies
List of licensed agencies in Rhode Island, including private adoption agencies, mentor programs, foster care agencies, and foster and adoptive support programs.
- Private Child Placing Agencies
Contact information for private adoption agencies in Rhode Island.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Rhode Island.
- Steps to Adoption
Steps to become an adoptive parent in Rhode Island.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Rhode Island’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DCYF provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Adoption Rhode Island
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Rhode Island.
- Out of State Submissions
Outlines the submission process for families living outside of Rhode Island who are interested in submitting for children on the Adoption Rhode Island website.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Rhode Island to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Rhode Island children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Rhode Island, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Rhode Island to view more information on adoption assistance in Rhode Island, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Child & Family Support Program
Adoption Rhode Island provides children and families with post-adoption support services, including counseling, education and support, outreach and referrals, adoption preparation services, and more.
- Clinical Support Program
Adoption Rhode Island provides children and families with outpatient and in-home services. Their services include therapy, support groups for families, support groups for teens, adoption preparation, and disruption prevention.
- Parent and Family Support
Adoption Rhode Island provides parent and family support services, including a Mom’s Group and a Dad’s group for potential and current adoptive moms and dads.
- Preserving Families Program
Adoption Rhode Island provides adoptive families with a preservation program aimed at stengthening an adoptive family. Services include counseling, parent education and support groups, advocacy, after-hours support, and recreational activities for adoptive families.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Rhode Island.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.