Children Introduction

Who are the children in Rhode Island state care waiting for adoption? They are children with many strengths, and talents waiting to be nurtured. They are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic or Multi-Racial and come from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Although the majority are school-aged, there are children of all ages. Nearly all have suffered abuse or neglect. Some of the children have been waiting for several years and have had multiple foster care and group home placements, resulting in numerous losses and separations. Many of the children are very resilient and courageous. Like all children, they will make you laugh and make you cry; they will bring you joy and bring you challenges. All are children who need love, guidance, and a sense of belonging that only a family can provide.

At any given time there are approximately 150+ children in Rhode Island state care hoping for adoption. Some of the children have siblings, and we try, whenever possible, to keep them together, honoring the importance of these relationships. We encourage you to check out our photolisitng to learn about some of the individual children. As you view these photos, please consider that these children live in our communities. Please respect their right to privacy, and be aware that they may attend the same school, church, or playground as your children and relatives. The availability of their pictures leaves the children recognizable and vulnerable to negative attention. As we strive to protect them, we need your help.

Please be aware that while many of our children are on our website, for a variety of reasons, some are not. The Photo Galleries on this site show images of those children who are currently legally free for adoption. There are a number of additional children also seeking families whose parental rights are yet be terminated and whose photos cannot be displayed. If you have a completed and approved home study and would like more information about any of the children waiting for families, please contact our Recruitment and Matching team at 401-865-6000. If you do not have a home study nor completed the required training, please visit our Considering Adoption section for information about beginning the adoption process.

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