First Lady Glenna Bevin launches ‘Uniting the Community’ to rally support for foster care, adoption

By |2018-09-10T14:36:54+00:00September 10th, 2018|adoption info|

Posted on the Northern Kentucky Tribune First Lady Glenna Bevin joined with the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives, Orphan Care Alliance, and 16 local organizations in Hardin County to launch “Uniting the Community” on Sunday. This new initiative engages the faith community, local government, and nonprofit organizations to empower Kentucky families to [...]

Adoption, foster care reform committee has initial meeting

By |2018-09-10T14:27:38+00:00September 10th, 2018|adoption info, Lawyer, news|

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A new committee created as part of the adoption and foster care reform legislation passed in the spring met for the first time on Monday. The committee selected co-chairman – Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. David Meade – by acclamation. Meade, who was instrumental in [...]

House Bill 528 a KY First of it’s Kind

By |2018-07-20T17:48:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, news, Partnership agreement|

Jason Griffith, Opinion contributor for Cincinnati.com provided an insightful piece on this new legislation that took affect this month titled "Opinion: Black fathers benefit from Ky.'s new joint custody law". House Bill 582 makes Kentucky the first state to have a shared parenting from the beginning. On July 14, Kentucky became the first state with [...]

How much does it cost to adopt?

By |2017-12-19T18:50:53+00:00December 19th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, guardianship, Lawyer|

While some private adoption agencies charge for the approval process, training and evaluation, the states social services foster and adoption services are free. In some cases, a fee may be required for a physical evaluation. Regardless of agency, according to adopt.ky.gov, In Kentucky, "there are 8,084 ​children in out of home care with an average [...]

The Advantages of Adoption

By |2017-10-24T15:28:41+00:00October 24th, 2017|adoption info, Lawyer|

Adoption affects the child, the birth parents and the adoptive families. It has become a blessing for thousands of families each year. More and more, women are choosing adoption. They understand the benefits of adoption and want what is best for their child. Because of open adoption, relationships can be ongoing between these women and [...]

Adoptions Statistics

By |2017-09-28T13:28:25+00:00September 28th, 2017|adoption info, Lawyer|

Here are some adoptions statistics: 62 percent of children adopted privately are placed with the adoptive family when they are newborns or less than one year old. 100 % of all birth mothers have the right to choose the amount of openness they want in their child’s life. 21 percent of private adoptions are transracial. [...]

What is Family Court like?

By |2017-09-13T18:43:20+00:00September 13th, 2017|adoption info, Custody, Divorce, Lawyer, Opinion, Wills|

I get asked all the time what family court is like? Does it feel like a criminal court? Can I plead the fifth? Guilty or not guilty? Family court in Kentucky is different than other courts and uses a case management system. It’s focused on one family, one judge, and one court. According to Ky.gov, [...]

The Shared Parenting Myth

By |2016-04-25T19:02:10+00:00April 25th, 2016|adoption info|

Does open adoption mean shared parenthood? No. Legally, there is only one formal set of parents—the adoptive parents—with the right to make decisions for their child. But the matter goes far beyond legalities. If the birthparents wanted to be parents, they would have chosen to raise the child especially since adoption is so much more [...]

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