For Parents & Family

Adoption Rhode Island has a growing, strength-based Child and Family Support Program. Services have been custom-designed with a particular individual or group in mind. We have unique programs for waiting children, children who have been adopted, adoptive families, waiting families and adoption professionals. New creative and flexible services continue to evolve to meet the many different needs for support throughout the adoption process.
Adoption Rhode Island provides:

• Home and office based counseling
• Education and support groups for children and families
• Outreach, information and referrals
• Adoption preparation and disruption prevention services
• Assessment, education and support to foster families considering adoption and throughout the adoption process
• Kinship Care services

The following professionals have completed courses of study in advanced education and skills in working with adopted children and their families. Please note, this listing is a resource and does not constitute an endorsement of an adoption professional. Families should contact each professional directly to inquire as to specialty, fees, experience, and services provided to determine the best practitioner for their child/family. Certifications are independent of Adoption RI. Adoption RI is not responsible for determining adoption competency nor liable for the practice of any listed graduates. Please click here for helpful questions to ask when looking for an adoption clinician.

Congratulations to graduates of the Adoption and Foster Care Certificate Program (AFCC):
Beth Capron, LCSW
Shannon Doherty, BA
Barbara Keefe, BSW
Charlotte Ringwood, ATR
Paula J. Persechino, BA
Amanda Reuter, LCSW

Congratulations to graduates of the Adoption Competency Program:
Rita Capotosto, MS, CAGS, LMHC
Emily Lyon, LICSW
Wendy Sousa, LICSW
Katheryn Tavares, MSW

In the video below, Dr. Anne Coleman discusses family therapy with adoptive families…

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