Consider Becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent

[ 0 ] April 12, 2011 |

Families for Children Foster Care and Adoption Program

FamilyThe Families for Children (FFC) foster care and adoption program at Communities for People strives to find nurturing, loving and stable families for children in Rhode Island state care who are between the ages of 6 and 21. Many of the children in our care have experienced varying degrees of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Given these experiences, children in our program, as well as their foster families receive an immense amount of support.

At this time there is a shortage of foster families in Rhode Island. There is even a greater shortage of families able to care for teenagers and children with significant emotional needs.

Consider becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent. The process of becoming a licensed foster/pre adoptive parent includes multiple steps. Families for Children can assist you from the initial clearances to the actual placement.

Communities for People (CFP) Provided Support:

  • Weekly in home family meetings
  • 24/7 emergency On Call
  • Assistance in managing medical, dental, and clinical services
  • Ongoing support from staff and other foster/ pre-adoptive families
  • Access to clothing and activity funds for each child
  • Initial background checks
  • Pre-Service MAPP training
  • Homestudy using the SAFE model
  • Licensing
  • Matching children to families
  • Support services upon placement

For More Information contact the Recruitment Division at or phone 401-273-7103.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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