Information Meetings

Do you have a lot of questions about adopting a Rhode Island child who is in state care ? Are you trying to decide whether it’s right for you? Would you like to begin to get the adoption process underway? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, we suggest that you come to an Information Meeting. These meetings are held once a month and feature presenters from Adoption Rhode Island and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. At the meetings the steps of the adoption process will be explained and you will learn about the children waiting to be adopted and the rewards and challenges involved. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Applications to start the adoption process are available at the meeting if you decide you are interested. Families also learn about other routes they can take to become involved in the lives of waiting children.

Information meetings are held once a month. The meetings are free and an R.S.V.P. is not required. Because of the sensitive subjects discussed in the meetings, they are not appropriate for children to attend. Most meetings are held at our office at 2 Bradford Street in Providence (Click here for directions). The upcoming schedules are as follows:

Providence – Meetings begin at 6:00pm

• Wed, June 14, 2017
• Thurs, July 13, 2017
• Wed, Aug 16, 2017
• Thurs, Sept 14, 2017

• Thurs, Sept 28 – 6:30pm – A special meeting with a FOCUS ON TEENS! Join as a panel of teens and adoptive parents of teens will be on hand to help families realize the joys of adopting a teen! We ask that you RSVP to Beth Capron ( or 401-865-6000) if you plan to attend so we can set up accordingly.

• Wed, Oct 18, 2017
• Thurs, Nov 9, 2017
• Wed, Dec 6, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If the weather is questionable, please call beforehand.

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