In many cases, financial and/or medical subsidies are available when you adopt a child through state care in Rhode Island. The amount of the subsidy is determined on a case by case basis and is determined by the child’s specific needs. If you have any question about subsidies, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families at 401-528-3676 or visit

The North American Council on Adoptable Children offers a variety of services to adoptive familes and prospective adoptive families. It provides extensive subsidy information for every state. To go to NACAC’s Rhode Island State Subsidy Profile, click here. You can also call NACAC’s subsidy help line at 800-470-6665.

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