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 2016/2017.

The Heart Gallery
Our 12th Annual Heart Gallery, featuring 18 beautiful portraits, photographed compliments of HG2017cover-tbseveral local professional photographers and pristinely produced courtesy of Printmakers, Inc. is on tour throughout Rhode Island. Our new 12th Heart Gallery can be viewed throughout the month of July at the Providence Children’s Museum.

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

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 of youth who have been impacted by foster care and/or 2017 Express Yourself Schedule-JULY-DECAdoption. This FREE workshop series offers youth 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 lesson plan 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!! Stay tuned for an updated schedule of upcoming workshops.

Summer Camp Invitation FlyerAdoption RI’s Summer Camp/Childhood Experience Fundraiser
“Every Child Deserves a Childhood!” In order to maximize the opportunity for Rhode Island children impacted by foster care and adoption to create lifelong childhood memories and enjoy “Fun Childhood Experiences” like other children their age, we are expanding our Annual Summer Camp Fundraiser to include not only summer camp, but any number of fun childhood activities available all year round! From a week at summer camp to horseback riding lessons, baseball clinics to art classes, gymnastics to back to school clothes shopping & more! Join us at Finn’s Harborside on Wednesday, July 12th beginning at 6:00pm for a casual buffet dinner, LIVE music by The Closers, dancing, raffles and more and help us give kids in care a chance to broaden their horizon with new adventures! Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling Adoption RI at 401-865-6000 or Finn’s Harborside at 401-884-6363, or online at

2nd Annual Duffle Bag BashDuffle Bag Bash Flyer-2017
No child should have to carry their belongings around in a trash bag!

Adoption Rhode Island, the Office of the Child Advocate and Lise M. Iwon invite you to join us for an afternoon of fun, food, festivities and fostering hope for children in care on Sunday, August 13 from noon-4pm at Matunuck Community Center, 619 Matunuck Beach Rd., Matunuck, RI.

Among the event features:
• Lunch Buffet, catering by Adair Catering
• Raw Bar, courtesy of Matunuck Oyster Bar
• Hamburger Station, courtesy of New England Grassfed
• DJ – Chris Medeiros
• Wine & Beer, courtesy of Mews Tavern
• Kids activities including: Field Games, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Face Painting & More!
• Duffle bag collection, storage and distribution courtesy of Cardi’s Furniture

Please pre-register at www.DuffleBagBash.eventbrite.com so we can get an estimated number of people attending. Registration is free, however admission into the event will require the following:

Adult Admission: One brand new rolling duffle bag or suitcase AND/OR a $25 Target, Visa or Kohls Gift Certificate
Child Admission: One brand new backpack

Anyone interested in helping but unable to attend may drop off their donation at:
Mews Tavern, 456 Main St., Wakefield or
Adoption RI, 2 Bradford St., Providence.



Tuesday’s Child 25th Annual Golf Tournament

Adoption Rhode Island’s 25th Annual Tuesday’s Child Golf Classic is coming up on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the pristine Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Click on the image to the right for full details.


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