Rhode Island Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Rhode Island
An unexpected pregnancy can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Where do you go for help? Should you keep the news private or share your news with the family, friends, or the baby’s father? You will probably get a lot of different opinions, which can create more confusion.
Help is just a phone call, text, or email away. Don’t feel alone. Contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator any time. She will be a source of information and support for you. Your coordinator will tell you what your options are and what help is available. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will answer.
What is the Adoption Process in Rhode Island?
Lifetime coordinators have been assisting pregnant women and women with young children in Rhode Island navigate the adoption process for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are available to answer your questions, listen to any concerns, and offer all the information you need to make the right decisions for you and your baby.
If you feel adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles to find the family that is right for you and your child. You may want a family that lives in Rhode Island or a different state. You can also choose a family open to the kind of contact you want in the future. If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is not a healthy environment for you or the child, know that adoption isn’t only for newborns. You can have access to a professional counselor at no cost to you who will make a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She can also help create a post-adoption contact agreement that is beneficial to your child and all involved.
A hospital plan will be a part of your adoption plan if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to create your plan. It will detail who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and any other requests you have for your hospital stay. She will share your plan with the hospital staff and adoptive family. You will have your own legal representation at no cost to you. Your attorney will make sure that you understand the legalities of the adoption process.
Open Adoption in Rhode Island
- What characteristics are you looking for in a family?
- What kind of contact do you want with the adoptive family?
- Are there resources such as assistance finding medical care or pregnancy-related expenses you are in need of?
Modern adoption is a very brave and loving choice you make for your baby. You don’t have to say goodbye to your baby forever. The adoptive family can share updates and pictures, and you can all even have some visits. We have found our birth parents often have great relationships with their baby’s adoptive families. Not too long ago, one of our Lifetime birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter could be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
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Rhode Island Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Rhode Island. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- Reasons for adopting
- And much more!
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.
Families Wanting to Adopt in Rhode Island
If you are considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six in Rhode Island, Lifetime Adoption can help. As one of the leaders in open adoption, Lifetime is here to help you create a successful adoption journey. Birth mothers and adoptive families have been successfully matched for over thirty years through Lifetime. Our caring and experienced coordinators work to make sure our birth mothers have all they need and help them connect them with an adoptive family for a great match.
Starting the Adoption Process
How does the adoption process start? It’s simple. Just fill out our short online application. The application process is free, and you are not obligated in any way. Your adoption application will be reviewed, and once pre-approved, a coordinator will contact you to get you started on your adoption journey. Your Lifetime coordinator will give you guidance on creating your personal profile, referrals for your home study and adoption attorney needs, and access to webinars, podcasts, blogs, and other educational resources on our Lifetime membership site.
Mardie Caldwell created Lifetime as a result of her experiences while adopting her son. For over three decades, the Lifetime Adoption program has been a success. Our coordinators will work to help your dreams of growing your family through adoption come true.
Adoption Laws in Rhode Island
In Rhode Island, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, written consent of the birth parents cannot occur before the birth, but termination of their parental rights cannot occur until filed with the court and cannot be until 15 days after the birth. The adoption is then irrevocable.
Rhode Island, like every other state, requires a home study before the finalization of the adoption.
Rhode Island Home Studies
All home studies require a minimum of two home visits by the agency conducting the home study. All household members will be interviewed during a home visit. The following is some of the information that will be included in your home study:
- Prospective adoptive parent(s)’ reasons for the adoption
- Background information, including a written self-assessment
- Parenting Philosophy
- Current medical and psychological conditions
- A description of the home and local community
- Finance and employment information
- At least three reference letters from individuals, two of whom are nonrelatives
- Background checks with DCYF and clearance checks regarding State and Federal criminal records
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