Foster Care & Kinship Resources

Rhode Island has 13,493 children living with their grandparents. Navigating the foster/welfare systems can at times seem daunting.
Below are links and resources to help in your journey.

*The below list is not all-inclusive and is intended as a guidepost.

Children’s Bureau

   

   The Children’s Bureau conducts the CFSRs, (Child and Family Services Reviews) which are periodic reviews of state child welfare systems. After a CFSR states develop a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) to address areas in their child welfare services that need improvement.
The Children’s Bureau

Adoption

If you are a foster parent, you know the word ‘reunification’ comes up a lot. As it now stands, there is a federal law that mandates courts and child welfare agencies to work towards reunification with a biological parent upon children entering care. Here are a few tips on understanding, surviving and supporting reunification.

 

www.adoption.com

 

Adoption Rhode Island


Adoption Rhode Island 
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.

National Foster Parents Association


National Foster Parents Association
The mission of the NFPA is to be the respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.

RI Foster Parent Bill of Rights

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DCFY Transportation Guidelines/Reimbursement Form

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What Are the Steps to Adopt Child in RI?

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