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No Title 1445

Supplement to “Adoption: Labor of Love”




Following is a list of licensed Kentucky adoption agencies, compiled by the Division of Protection and Permanency in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services:

A Helping Hand Adoption Agency
1510 Newtown Pike, Ste. 146
Lexington, KY 40511
(800) 525-0871

Access Adoptions Inc.
880 Edgewood Dr.
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 271-9078

Adopt! Inc.
135 Lackawanna Road
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 276-6249

Adoption and Home Study Specialists
10507 Timberwood Circle, Ste 216
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 423-7713

Adoption Assistance
510 Maple Ave.
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2761

Adoptions of Kentucky
401 W. Main, Ste 1708
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 585-3005

Bluegrass Christian Adoption Services
1795 Alysheba Way, Ste 6101
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 276-2222

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Main Office
116 Buckhorn Lane
Buckhorn, KY 41721
(606) 398-7900

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Kentucky River Treatment Foster Care Branch
308 Maple Street
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 487-1023

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Big Sandy Treatment Foster Care Branch
253 University Drive, Ste 1
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-7008

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Buckhorn Treatment Foster Care Branch
153 Buckhorn Clinic Road
Buckhorn, KY 41721
(606) 398-7000

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Bluegrass Region Treatment Foster Car Branch
1219 Lexington Road
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-8200

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Gateway Treatment Foster Care Branch
180 Christy Creek, Ste 26
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-2783

Buckhorn Children and Family Services
Lake Cumberland Treatment Foster Care Branch
127 Monticello Street, Ste 10
Somerset, KY 42501
(606) 676-0872

Catholic Charities
2911 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-9786

Catholic Charities
600 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301-2130
(270) 683-1545

Catholic Social Services Bureau
1310 W. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 253-1993, ext 214 or 216

Catholic Social Services of Northern Kentucky
3629 Church Street
Covington, KY 41015
(859) 581-8974

4500 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 363-1633

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
200 Home Road
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 261-8768, ext 3060

Choices and Changes Youth Services, Inc.
1401 Winchester Ave., Ste 532
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 325-8206

Christian Care Communities Therapeutic Foster Care at Woodlawn Campus
1151 Perryville Road
Danville, KY 40423
(859) 236-5507, ext 271

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home
75 Orphanage Road
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 331-2040

Ed Necco Inc.
1212 Bath Avenue, Ste L-1
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 324-9775

Ed Necco Inc.
75 Cavalier Blvd., Ste 110
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 594-4510

Ed Necco Inc.
503A Darby Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-8796

Ed Neeco Inc.
125 Eagles Nest
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 898-1293

Ed Necco Inc.
401 Frederica St. Bldg. C
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 685-5500

European Adoption Consultants of Kentucky
3505 East Dogwood Circle
LaGrange, KY 40031
(502) 241-9396

Families Thru International Adoptions
10507 Timberwood Circle, Ste 216
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 639-2293

Global Cultural Resources and Family Counseling
101A Wind Haven Drive, Ste 202
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 245-5152

Holly Hill Children’s Services
9599 Summer Hill Road
California, KY 41007
(859) 635-0500

Home of the Innocents
522 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 596-1330

Homes with Heart Inc.
519 N. Mile Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 763-0030

Jewish Family and Vocational Service
3587 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 452-6341

Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children (KBHC)
300 Hope St.
P.O. Box 1429
Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Kentucky Adoption Services Inc.
3808 S. Griffith Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-2598

LDS Family Service
1000 Hurstbourne Lane
Louisville, KY 40224
(502) 429-0077

Mary Kendall Adoption and Family Services
2508 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 683-3723

Mary Kendall Adoption Program
1109 Lovers Lane, Ste B2
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 846-3101

Maryhurst Family Treatment Homes
1015 Dorsey Lane
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 245-1576

New Beginnings Family Services
1949 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 485-0722

Omni Visions Inc.
231 E. Arch Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 825-1698

Operation Open Arms
6410 Longview Lane
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 721-7854

Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries
2350 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 843-3038

Promise Kids A Future Inc.
117 N. Broadway, Ste 2
Georgetown, KY 40324
(859) 215-0215

Ramey Estep Homes
1401 Winchester Avenue, Ste 701
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 324-5588

SAFY of Kentucky
581 Dudley Pike, Ste A
Edgewood, KY 41017
(859) 341-9333

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Kentucky
3150 Custer Drive, Ste 103
Lexington, KY 40517
(888) 722-6333

St. Elizabeth’s Regional Maternity Center
11103 Park Road
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 412-0990

St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241

Western Kentucky United Methodist Family Services
739 Washington St.
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 443-9004

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from Celebrate Children International

Note: These books have been suggested by clients,, and CCI support staff. These books have not been read by CCI personally and therefore are not being professionally recommended by CCI.

Adult Books

  • Attaching in Adoption (geared toward toddler and older children’s adoption. Included in toddler and older CCI toolboxes, as well as any orphanage child’s box). Deborah Gray
  • The Post-Adoption Blues. Karn J. Foli, Ph.D. and John R. Thompson, M.D.
  • Inside Interracial Adoption. Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
  • Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child. Lark Eshleman, Ph.D.
  • Talking with Young Children About Adoption. Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher
  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft. Mary Hopkins-Best
  • Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoe Does She Wear? Dennise H. Hopperhauer
  • Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child. Holly van Gulden, Lisa M. Bartels Rabb
  • Are Those Kids Yours? American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries. Cheri Register
  • Talking with Young Children about Adoption. Mary Watkins, Susan Fisher
  • Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow. Gregory Keck, Regina M. Kupecky
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families With Special-Needs Kids: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky
  • When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD – Reactive Attachment Disorder. Nancy L. Thomas
  • I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children. Edited by Sara Dorow
  • Older Child Adoption. Grace Robinson
  • I Have Roots and Branches (DVD).

Children’s Books

  • Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born. Jamie Lee Curtis
  • A Blessing From Above (about kangaroo whose pouch was empty and a bird falls in it). Patti Henderson
  • How I Was Adopted. Joanna Cole — uses some technical terms to describe baby’s birth. Though written from a domestic adoption point of view, can be used for any because Sam asks about child’s own adoption story.
  • Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies. Ann Turner. Great for older children and/or escorted children.
  • Happy Adoption Day. John McCutcheon
  • (for children from Antigua) Fiestas and Holidays in Antigua (bilingual coloring book). Elizabeth Bell. Also Let’s See Antigua. Elizabeth Bell.
  • A Koala for Katie: An Adoption Story. Jonathan Landon.
  • Is That Your Sister? A True Story of Adoption (cross-cultural adoption). Catherine Bunin
  • I Miss My Foster Parents. Stefon Herbert
  • Families are Forever, by Craig Shemin
  • I Don’t Have Your Eyes. Carrie Kitze
  • We See the Moon. Carrie Kitze
  • The Day We Met You. Phoebe Koehler
  • Rosie’s Family: An Adoption Story. Lori Resove
  • Cabbage Patch Adoption Game

Some Adoption Books Divided by Grade Level:


  • A Family for Jamie: An Adoption Story Suzanne Bloom
  • Pablo’s Tree (a yearly celebration). Pat Mora
  • The Day We Met You (poetic). Phoebe Koehler
  • All About Me (written by two adoptive mothers). Lynn Burwash and Cie McMullin (Note: There are many books with this title. Be sure you have the right authors as there is also one with a single writer with same last name)

Grades 1-3

  • Did My First Mother Love Me? : A Story for an Adopted Child. Kathryn Ann Miller (domestic adoption)
  • Adoption Stories for Young Children. Randall B. Hicks (a birth mother makes an adoption plan)
  • Adoption Is for Always (dealing with confusion and anger regarding adoption). Linda Walvoord Girard
  • Being Adopted (a seven-year-old girl talks about being adopted). Stephanie Herbert
  • Chinese Eyes (all international adoption). Marjorie Ann Waybill
  • Let’s Talk About It: Adoption (written by Mr. Rogers of television). Fred Rogers
  • I Feel Different: A Book About Being Adopted. Kathy Stinson and Robin B. Lewis
  • Why Was I Adopted? Carole Livingston (recommended by several adoptees who had it read to them as a child and kept it to read to themselves when they were in upper elementary)

Non-Adoption Children’s Books

  • Give Me a Hug. Jillien Harker

Compiled by
Celebrate Children International Inc.
1757 W. Broadway St. Suite #5
Oviedo, FL 32765-8125
(407) 977-2810 Phone
(407) 977-2811 Fax
Source: Celebrate Children International Inc.

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To read the Kentucky Living November 2006 feature that goes along with this supplement, click here: Adoption: Labor of Love

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