Category Archives: Foster Care

Combating the evils of human trafficking

By Tom Troth At the 2016 annual meeting, the Kentucky Baptist Convention enacted a resolution on the evils of human trafficking. That resolution said in part that “we call on Kentucky Baptist to support public policies at the local … [and] … state … level which combat human trafficking.” On Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, I […]

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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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