FRANKFORT, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kentucky’s First Lady Glenna Bevin and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson launched a new website aimed at helping families more easily navigate the foster care and adoption process.
Adopt.ky.gov was built using responsive design, enabling instant access to foster care and adoption resources from multiple devices. The First Lady’s office worked closely with the CHFS Department for Community Based Services to create a website that clearly shows each step to becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
“We want to make the foster care and adoption process as easy as possible for families,” First Lady Bevin said. “The website is much more user-friendly, with better organized information, making it easier for families to navigate the foster care system.”
According to DCBS Commissioner Adria Johnson, there are about 8,100 children in Kentucky foster care, and many of them are awaiting adoption. “This new website has revitalized the entry point for families to learn about opening their hearts and homes to a vulnerable child.”
The site also includes regional contact information for families in every county and a link to the Special Needs Adoption Program photo search database, where families can use criteria like gender, age, and siblings to search the listings of children awaiting adoption.
Adopt.ky.gov was built at no cost for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a public-private partnership with Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC.
About the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is home to most of the state’s human services and healthcare programs, including the Department for Medicaid Services, the Department for Community Based Services, the Department for Public Health, and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full- and part-time employees located across the Commonwealth focused on improving the lives and health of Kentuckians.
Kentucky.gov is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov). Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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