Category Archives: Family

Open Hearts/Open Homes – Foster Care & Adoption Initiative

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STUDY GROUP ON ADOPTION On March 10, 2017, Governor Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services held “A Summit to Save Our Children” in Frankfort. The summit was Governor’s official expression of his ongoing commitment to streamline the Foster Care/Adoption process in the Commonwealth. This initiative should be particularly exciting […]

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Update from the 2017 Kentucky legislative session

By Tom Troth, Legislative Agent Kentucky Baptist Convention The members of the General Assembly have left Frankfort and returned to their home districts for the 10-day veto recess. They will return at noon on March 29, 2017, for two more days to deal with any potential Gubernatorial vetoes and to pass additional legislation. There were […]

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18th birthdays should be time of celebration, not trepidation

EDITORIAL It’s good to see Gov. Matt Bevin focusing attention on Kentucky’s foster care system. In his latest initiative, Fostering Success, Bevin is trying to ease the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency for young adults aging out of the system. Bevin is promising to provide them short-term government positions so that they can develop […]

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Kentucky legislators pass laws to protect the unborn & newborns

Babies were among the big winners in the legislative session that wrapped up last week. Kentucky lawmakers passed two bills intended to protect both the unborn and newborns. In what many evangelicals consider a major victory, the House and Senate came together on legislation that will require women seeking abortions to have face-to-face meetings or real-time […]

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Bill to add churches to infant safe haven list passes Kentucky Senate

An amendment to House Bill 148 would add churches to the list of safe havens where unwanted babies can be dropped off without parents being criminally charged. As long as the baby is not injured, the law ensures that the parent or person acting for the child will not be liable. Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville (pictured […]

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