ADOPTION RESOURCE PROGRAM

There are currently over 650 children in the state of Kentucky that are waiting to find their family. By making these children our top priority, we are committed to finding forever homes that will provide them with the love and nurturing they will need to become thriving individuals later in life.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Family Enrichment Center's Adoption Resource Program was created to build on the strengths and meet the needs of current and prospective foster and adoptive families. Our services are open to all families in the Two Rivers Region.​

Program services include:

  • Monthly foster and adoptive family training on the 2nd Thursday of every month on topics that are pre-approved by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Recruitment of new foster and adoptive families via community outreach and local and social media outlets.

  • Enrollment for "Building Foundations for Successful Parenting" foster/adoptive parenting classes for the Two Rivers Region.

For questions about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, or to enroll in trainings, please click here to complete an inquiry form

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO FOSTER OR ADOPT?

  • Prospective parents must be 21 years of age or older.​

  • Must be a legal United States citizen and be a resident of Kentucky. 

  • May be single or married. 

  • Be in good physical and mental health. 

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

  • Be able to provide an appropriate home for children and have a reliable mode of transportation. 

WHAT IS THE APPROVAL PROCESS LIKE?

  • Attend an informational meeting and complete a basic screening questionnaire before continuing with the process. ​

  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of group training provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, plus additional online training hours.

  • Complete a background check for each adult household member. Record checks include but are not limited to National Crime Information Database (NCID), sex offender registry address check, fingerprinting, and a child abuse/neglect check for each state of residence during the past five years. 

  • Complete a home study facilitated by a local Recruitment and Certification worker. This will be completed through a minimum of three in-home consultations. Additional pertinent documentation will be requested as needed.