SFY 23 Adoption Support (CL 9)

Grants and Contracts Details


University of Kentucky College of Social Work Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) Program Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) specializes in the utilization of support groups to offer pre and post-adoptive support and training to foster and adoptive parents. ASK provides the opportunity to share resources, suggestions, frustrations and successes with those who share the unique life experience of adoption. ASK utilizes experienced foster and adoptive parents (ASK Adoptive Parent Liaisons (APLs)) to provide peer-led adoption support group meetings throughout the Commonwealth using various modalities (i.e. face-to-face, online, teleconference). Groups offer a combination of support, training, and/or relevant information – all tailored to the needs of the participants and the media/modality being utilized. Additionally, Cabinet-approved training is provided by APLs through one-on-one meetings with foster parents in accordance with DCBS Standard of Practice (SOP) 12:15 regarding Ongoing Foster Parent Training. Relevant information and support can also be provided to foster and adoptive parents by APLs via phone and e-mail. The services and support provided by ASK are open to any Kentucky adoptive family. The program proudly serves families formed through state, private, relative, or international adoption, as well as relative/fictive kin caregivers and foster parents with the state and private child placing agencies.
Effective start/end date7/1/226/30/23


  • KY Department of Community Based Services: $455,990.00


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