To become a therapeutic or medically-complex foster parent through a private agency such as Nightlight Christian Adoptions, Kentucky requires you to be trained and your home to be certified. The specified training is a large time commitment, however, it ensures that you will be knowledgeable and equipped to handle the responsibilities of fostering Kentucky’s therapeutic and medically complex children.
The following is an overview of this process:
If you live in the Southern Bluegrass Region of Kentucky (Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Scott or Woodford Counties) and are interested in fostering an older child, ages 6 and up, with therapeutic of medical needs, or a sibling group, Nightlight would love to meet with you!
Please call 859-263-9964 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and we will be in contact with you as quickly as possible.
Families interested in basic foster care or children under the age of 5 should contact the Kentucky Cabinet Adoption’s Branch at 1-800-232-5437.
Nightlight Adoption Bridge – View photos of children waiting for you
KY FACES (Kentucky Foster Adoptive Caregiver Exchange System) – View Kentucky’s waiting adoptable children
UK College of Social Work – Office of Foster and Adoptive Support and Training
Nightlight is proud to partner with the following organizations: