Foster Forward

We’re advocates, researchers, social workers, parents, and thought leaders who are dedicated to improving the child welfare system. What started as the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association (our former name), eventually pivoted into an organization that supports young adolescents and adults who are currently or formerly in the foster care system.

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Adoption Rhode Island – Teen Focus

Teen Focus Permanency Specialists work with youth and young adults to establish legal or relational permanency, or meaningful connections with others. The goal is to have at least one adult connection in the community that they can call upon, a person who knows them and cares about them and their success.

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First Star

First Star partners with child welfare agencies and universities across the country to establish college-prep programs exclusively for high school foster youth, which include multiple residential immersion opportunities on university campuses.

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