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How Do I Get Started?

If you are reading this, you have started! It is that easy to begin your adoption quest.

Just call any of the Adoption staff at 1-800-928-4303 or 1-800-432-9346. Staff at these numbers can collect your contact information and mail you an informational packet about the foster care and adoption program provided by the Cabinet. Staff will be able to provide you with a name and phone number in your local area so that you may register for an informational meeting (which is the first step to becoming an approved adoptive home).  Click here to view the 9 Steps to being approved flyer.

For general information on adoption in Kentucky, just contact one of the SNAP specialists, and they will be happy to help you. SNAP specialists can also assist you with inquiring about a specific child or sibling group and will know if the child or sibling group is still available.

SNAP specialists can be contacted by phone at one of the aforementioned 800 numbers or by the e-mail address that is listed at the bottom of the child's photo listing. Due to the sensitive nature the child is available for adoption; SNAP staff is unable to share more information other than what is on the Web site. Besides the two toll-free numbers, each specialist has voice mail, so call at your convenience and leave them a daytime number and the best time during business hours to call you back.  Business hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

While drop-in visits are always welcomed, it is advised to call first to ensure the staff person you want to talk will be available. Our goal, and the goal of each R and C worker, is to be as available as possible.


Toll Free Numbers:
1-800-928-4303 and 1-800-432-9346

Frankfort Office:
(502) 564-2147


Last Updated 3/19/2009