If you are an adult who was in the care of DCYF as a child, you may request a copy of your medical and educational records only. DCYF records are confidential and are only released with a signed copy of the attached form.
To make a request, please fill out and sign the Confidential Requests Form, include a current copy of a government issued photo ID, and send to:
The Department of Children, Youth and Families
Attn: Records Center, 2nd Floor
101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903
*Address on current government issued photo ID must match address to which records are being requested sent.
DCYF cannot release adoption records due to confidentiality laws. If you are seeking information regarding biological parents and/or siblings, it may be helpful for you to register with the Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry at the Garrahy Court Building at 1 Dorrance Plaza, (2nd floor, Juvenile Department) located in Providence.
For further information please go to: www.courts.ri.gov
This is known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Registry.
If you are an agency outside the state of Rhode Island and you are requesting a clearance for an individual who formally lived in the state, we require the following: