Upcoming/Ongoing Events

Upcoming Trainings and Support Groups
A list of upcoming trainings, workshops and support services is shown in the Programs and Services section of this site. Check back for new programs to be added for 2018.


The Heart Gallery

Our 14th Annual 2017-2018 RI Heart Gallery, featuring beautiful portraits of children in RI foster care hoping for forever families, photographed compliments of several local professional photographers, and pristinely produced courtesy of Printmakers, Inc., is on tour throughout Rhode Island.

The children featured in this Heart Gallery are only a small number of the children in Rhode Island foster care who are in need of permanent families.

This powerful gallery can be viewed at the Cardi’s Furniture in West Warwick throughout the month of January.

And remember, if you can’t visit the Heart Gallery in person it is always available to view virtually, thanks to Doug Fingliss and Laura Vaillancourt of Innovative Visuals. Doug and Laura came to us again this year, offering to donate their time, talent and technology to create an immersive 3D Virtual Heart Gallery for us, allowing the public to virtually walk through the gallery, and bring each beautiful portrait right into their homes and into their hearts! Innovative Visuals uses this emerging technology typically in the real estate and construction arena, so their concept of applying it in the world of permanency and adoption recruitment is truly cutting-edge! Please take a minute to learn more about Innovative Visuals, LLC and their capabilities on our website ‎here.

And, view the 3D Gallery below, where using your mouse or touch screen you will be able to ‘walk’ from portrait to portrait, learn a little about each child – and coming soon – actually hear from them – and more! Thank you so much, Doug and Laura for this innovative gift!


If your business or organization is interested in hosting the Heart Gallery, please contact Bridget Gieseke at bgieseke@adoptionri.org.


Save the Date for our 2019 Spring Gala!

Our Annual Spring Gala will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 2nd and join us at the Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom! More details and invitations to come…



A Series of Experiential Workshops for Youth Impacted by Foster Care and/or Adoption
EXPRESS YOURSELF! is a Program designed to meet the unique needs and interests of any youth who have been impacted by foster care and/or Adoption. This FREE workshop series offers an opportunity to meet others with similar life experiences and express themselves in a creative and supportive environment.

Local artists and clinicians lead exciting and fun filled workshops, each workshop will include instruction and “hands-on” assistance with the craft, art project or other activity. Additionally, issues relevant to foster care and adoption will be discussed. This program is open to all community youth impacted by adoption/foster care!! Watch here for the 2019 schedule coming soon!



<!–Holiday Drive
We are again collecting gifts for distribution among the many Rhode Island children who don’t have families with whom to share the typical joys of the season. Unwrapped gifts for younger children and gift cards for the older youth would be greatly appreciated. Suggested gift cards, in increments up to $20, include Target, Walmart, CVS, Borders, & Best Buy. In order to allow time for delivering gifts, we ask that donations be made by 12/16. If you or an organization you know of would like to help make the holidays a little brighter for a child in state care, please call us at 401-270-1301 or contact Bernie Hicks who can provide you with a “wish list” from one or more of our kids.

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