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Lexington man helping foster kids by donating luggage to agency

While the nation is going through the coronavirus pandemic some are still thinking of others.

Kentucky House passes confidentiality bill for foster parents

House Bill 167 would allow foster parents to use initials, instead of their names, when participating in involuntary termination of parental rights’ cases.

22 counties need volunteers to review foster care cases

Volunteers review the cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Foster care report says privatization not a ‘silver bullet’

A group formed by the legislature to study the feasibility of privatizing foster care says Kentucky should focus on strengthening the system it already has.

Healthcare In Kentucky: Foster Care

Watch our latest Healthcare In Kentucky segment to learn more about the state of foster care in Kentucky.

Kentucky designs new web portal for foster care kids

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has set up a new website for transition age youth in the foster care system.

Gov. Bevin to hold signing ceremony on foster children’s bill

Bevin is scheduled to host the signing ceremony at 2 p.m. in Frankfort.

Public invited to give input on state foster care system at regional forums March...

The public is invited to attend any of six regional community forums across the state March 28-April 18 to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system.

Lawmakers advance bill to fine-tune foster care overhaul

Kentucky lawmakers are one step away from finishing work on a bill to fine-tune last year's overhaul of the state's child welfare system.

Foster child bill of rights bill heads to governor’s desk

Kentucky’s foster child bill of rights’ bill will soon be delivered to the governor after receiving final passage by a vote of 94-1 today in the Kentucky House.

Foster Child bill receives Senate approval

The foster child “bill of rights” moved a step closer to becoming law today after being amended and passed by the Kentucky Senate.

Christian ministry encouraging adoption and fostering in Kentucky

A global Christian group is in Kentucky this week with a simple mission: find more people to adopt and foster kids.

More counties need volunteers for foster care review

Six additional counties need volunteers to review cases of children in foster care.

Retired teacher donates land to better foster care system

Judy Singleton's family has owned a farm in Winchester since 1940. Now, it will serve a new purpose, as a foster care facility.

Migrant kids could end up in already strained foster system

Foster care advocates say the government won’t likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities.

Relatives say state isn’t making payments for foster kids

A group of relatives raising children removed from homes have accused Kentucky of not providing foster care payments.

Foster care and adoption reform bill goes to governor

A bipartisan legislative initiative to reform Kentucky’s adoption and foster care system has been delivered to the governor to be signed into law.

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is allocating additional resources to determine eligibility of financial assistance payments to certain relative and fictive kin caregivers with children placed in their home by CHFS.
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Adoption and foster care reform bill goes to full House

The overall purpose of the bill is to begin to reform Kentucky’s adoption and foster care system for children in state out-of-home care who may or may not be able to return home to family.

Kentucky could require labeling drug-dependent babies abused

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Drug-dependent babies born in Kentucky could automatically be labeled an "abused or neglected child," a change that would require state...

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