Mission & Values

Mission
Adoption Rhode Island’s Mission is to facilitate, promote, and support the permanent placement of children waiting for adoption and to improve the well-being of foster and adopted children and their families. We provide pre and post adopt services to children and families, educate and advocate for a child’s right to a safe environment, and increase public awareness of the unmet needs of children and families impacted by foster care and adoption.

Values
We are an organization that believes that every child deserves a permanent home. We are proactive, flexible and responsive; collaborating with other private and public agencies to deliver quality services while avoiding duplication. We are committed to the highest ethical standards in practice and approach to our work. We are committed to respecting diversity.

We are an agency that promotes adoption as a lifelong process that:

• is a positive way to create a family
• recognizes the need for adoption support services
• is rewarding
• and is forever

We are a learning organization that provides ongoing opportunities for staff, board members, interns and volunteers to increase their awareness and understanding of current issues and best practices which are relevant to the agency”s work. We are careful and responsible stewards of our financial resources. We are committed to maintaining a workplace that reflects and fosters these values.

 
Adoption Rhode Island does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age and sexual orientation in the delivery of services or in employment practices. If there are any questions, concerns or complaints regarding Adoption Rhode Island’s non-discrimination practice, contact Executive Director, Darlene Allen at 2 Bradford Street, Providence, RI 02903 or call 401-865-6000.



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