foster care http://wkyufm.org en Adoption Groups Hoping Kentuckians Will Consider Taking in Some of Thousands in Foster Care http://wkyufm.org/post/adoption-groups-hoping-kentuckians-will-consider-taking-some-thousands-foster-care <p></p><p>A Warren County group dedicated to providing safe environments for all children hopes more families will consider adoption.</p><p>November is adoption awareness month, and the <a href="http://www.familyenrichmentcenter.com/" target="_blank">Family Enrichment Center</a> is hoping to shine the spotlight on kids of all ages who are looking for what's known as "forever homes." The group's Board of Directors Chair, Jennifer Brinkley, says a new <a href="http://www.familyenrichmentcenter.com/AdoptionResourceCenter.asp" target="_blank">adoption resource center</a> in Bowling Green is aimed at helping interested parties navigate the often complicated adoption process.</p><p>"There are over 120 children in our region who are currently waiting to be adopted," Brinkley told WKU Public Radio. "So it's an important resource when people don't know how to go about the process."</p><p>"The Family Enrichment Center, through that adoption resources center, can really help those families."</p><p>Brinkley says she often advises families interested in adoption to consider children other than newborns. She says there are many older children-including teenagers-who are eligible for adoption.</p><p>An estimated 7,000 Kentucky children are currently in foster care, residential homes, or detention facilities. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:39:39 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 40178 at http://wkyufm.org Adoption Groups Hoping Kentuckians Will Consider Taking in Some of Thousands in Foster Care Foster Care and Adoption Fair to be Held in Owensboro http://wkyufm.org/post/foster-care-and-adoption-fair-be-held-owensboro <p>This Saturday, a &quot;Project Match&quot; event will be held in Daviess County, to enable those in the area to learn more about foster care and adoption. State officials in Kentucky say more&nbsp; than 6,000 children in the state are currently in foster care. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:16:30 +0000 Dan Modlin 16085 at http://wkyufm.org