Kentucky Adoption Guide

The ultimate guide to adoption in Kentucky.

Kylee Hooper June 08, 2016

Welcome, Kentuckians! This guide was written to provide you with a single place to find information about adoption within your own state. It will walk you through everything from laws that will impact your adoption to reviews of adoption service providers in Kentucky. 

We’ve divided this guide into five parts: first, general information about adopting in Kentucky, then sections dedicated to domestic infant adoption (starting in Slide 6 ), foster adoption (Slide 18 ),  international adoption (Slide 27), and stepparent adoption (Slide 30). And don’t miss our slide filled with links to helpful adoption resources (Slide 34).

Are you interested growing your family through domestic infant adoption? Click here to connect with an adoption professional who can answer your questions.

Foster Adoption - Get Professional Help   
2. Foster Adoption - Get Professional Help  

You can complete a foster adoption either through a private agency that is licensed to provide foster care services or directly through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.       

To find adoption agencies in Kentucky and to read reviews, check out’s Reviews page.  

You will still need to complete a home study as part of this process.

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Kylee Hooper

Kylee Hooper is not quite a mother, but she adores babies, and hopes to be able to either foster or adopt someday. When she isn't writing, reading, or editing; she is normally playing her harp or creating an adventure.

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