The Adoption Resources and Education program is a contract with the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to provide a range of recruitment strategies to identify potential families for children in foster care, raise awareness about the needs of children in foster care and assist with matching children and families. Some of the strategies include general, child-focused, child-specific and targeted recruitment strategies, case mining and family search and engagement. Adoption and Permanency Specialists work with children to help prepare them for permanency and promote best practices in adoption. Children are referred to these services by DCYF.
No. Adoptions by single people are on the increase, and some children actually do best with a single parent. Married and single adults from any race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are welcomed as adoptive parents.