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During November National Adoption Month, UK launches virtual support group for adopted Ky. teens

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky In Kentucky, there are nearly 10,000 young people in foster care, of which nearly one-third are waiting for their “forever” adoptive home. That’s why the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky remains committed to supporting adoptive and foster families. “Having been in out-of-home care myself, I can certainly appreciate the complexities...

National Adoption Month: Focus is on adoption of the 9,800 KY children who need permanent, loving homes

By Tina Agonva Kentucky Youth Advocates Every child needs a family. We know that children succeed when they are with caring adults who can help guide them as they grow. The Commonwealth has over 9,800 children living with foster families or in group homes as a result of abuse, neglect, or dependency. The goal in Kentucky is to reunify children in foster care with their parents, and, when that cannot...