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Kentucky First Lady to Appear in Florence for Adoption/Foster Care Event

Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin is partnering with Focus on the Family, local faith and community organizations, and state government agencies to host four joint Uniting Kentucky and Wait No More adoption and foster care events across the state this week.

The goal is to bring together churches, religious people, and community partners to support the more than 9,700 children across the state who are in and out of home care.

In a news release, Bevin listed three primary goals:

  • Recruiting quality foster parents to care for the needs of children in care
  • Enlisting adoptive parents for children in need of a forever family
  • Calling the community to wrap around foster and adoptive families with support

Focus on the Family's Wait No More initiative brings together agencies, church leaders, and ministry partners nationwide to educate and empower families to get involved with adoption and foster care.

This week's events are designed to share local information and resources, facilitate connections, and present practical opportunities to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in foster care. At the events, attendees will have the opportunity to actually begin the foster care or adoption licensing process, and they will be directed to ways they can support those who are engaged in this work.

The group will be at Florence Baptist Church (642 Mt. Zion Rd., Florence) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Other events are scheduled this week in Lexington, Louisville, and Bowling Green.

-Staff report