Adoptive Parent Resources

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent

Head Start

For all of Kentucky: Find Head Start in Your Area

For Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.


Online application

Support & Information


Adoption Assistance Standard Operating Procedures
Kentucky Adoption Assistance Handbook
Stipend – page 7 of the Kentucky Adoption Handbook
Extraordinary Medical – page 10 of the Kentucky Adoption Handbook
Tuition – page 28 of the Kentucky Adoption Handbook
Continuation of Adoption Assistance Beyond 18 – page 26 of the

Kentucky Adoption Assistance Handbook

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) Kentucky State Adoption Support Page

Adoption Assistance by State – You must select your state after opening this link

Kentucky Adoption Handbook



Adopt US Kids

Adopt US Kids Spanish

FAST Hotline – 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST)


Adoptive parents are not required to attend additional annual training unless they are also active foster parents.