Whether you are a hopeful parent seeking to adopt or a pregnant woman considering an adoption plan, there are many local adoption and foster care resources in Warwick. The following provides information about local adoption agencies, home study providers and other adoption services in and around Warwick, Rhode Island.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and adoptive parents throughout the state are included in our Rhode Island adoption information.
Warwick Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
When you decide to begin the adoption process, you will likely need to work with an adoption professional to get the services and support you need. Some adoptive and birth parents prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. If you are interested in working with an adoption professional in Warwick, consider the following:
Become a Foster Parent in Warwick
If you are interested in fostering a child in Warwick, you will need to meet all state requirements for foster parents and complete the home study process. The requirements to become a foster parent in Rhode Island include:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Be physically able to care for a child
- Complete an approved home study
The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in the Warwick area:
Completing the Home Study in Warwick
The home study is a major component of every adoption and foster placement, and home study requirements are determined by state statutes.
In Rhode Island, every home study consists of personal interviews with the adoptive parents, home visits, criminal history checks, and more. For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our Adoption in Rhode Island page.
When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact any of these legally qualified home study providers in your area:
- Adoption Options (RI)
Adoption Options provides affordable adoption services to families in southeastern New England, including counseling and home study services.
- Alliance for Children
Alliance for Children is Hague-accredited and provides home study services for families working with the agency as well as families working with attorneys and out-of-state agencies.
Hospitals in Warwick
If you are an expectant mother and you choose adoption for your baby, you will have the opportunity to create a hospital plan, which includes your preferences for who is in the delivery room with you, how much you will interact with your baby and the adoptive family, and more.
The delivery hospital will be aware of your hospital plan ahead of time to ensure a smooth labor and delivery process. When you are ready to make your hospital plan, here is the local Warwick hospital that you may be able to work with:
- Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Find additional nearby hospitals, along with other local adoption and foster care resources, in nearby Providence, Rhode Island .
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Hopeful parents and pregnant women considering adoption often have questions about Warwick adoption laws, qualifications and processes. Adoption law is determined by the state and is the same in Warwick as it is in Providence, Cranston, or anywhere else in Rhode Island.
Read below to learn more about Rhode Island adoption laws for prospective adoptive and birth parents.
For Birth Parents
Many birth parents and women considering adoption have questions about consent, relinquishment and birth father rights in Rhode Island. Information about these and other Rhode Island adoption regulations is available here.
For Adoptive Families
Rhode Island statutes regulate the adoption expenses that can be paid by adoptive families, the requirements for finalizing an international adoption, the use of advertising and facilitators, and more. An outline of laws and laws for adoptive parents in Rhode Island is available on our state adoption information page.
If you are finalizing your adoption in Warwick, Rhode Island, find your local courthouse and other information about finalizing adoption in Kent County.
Things to do in Warwick
Whether you are visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances, you may find yourself spending some time in the Warwick area during the adoption process. If your adoption plans bring you to Warwick, consider visiting: