Rhode Island post-adoption support
Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Rhode Island. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support.
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Post-adoption/guardianship support services
In Rhode Island, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:
- Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.)
- Referral to services
- Training/other development
- Peer support for parents
- Peer support for children/teens
- Mentoring for parents
- Mentoring for children/teens
- Educational support
- Community-based therapeutic services
- In-home therapeutic services
- Residential therapeutic services
- Crisis intervention
The following services may be available as part of an adoption/guardianship subsidy agreement based on the needs of the individual child:
- Financial/material support
- Respite care
Who is eligible for these services?
- Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system
- Families who have guardianship of a child from foster care
Who provides these services?
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families contracts with Adoption Rhode Island to provide post-permanency support services across the state. For more information about the services available to families, visit the Adoption Rhode Island website.
Parent support groups
Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.
To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.
Adoption Rhode Island
Children's Friend and Service
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption