Rep. David Meade

In response to years of requests by citizens, legislators and professionals that Kentucky’s Adoption and Foster Care system be improved, the 2017 General Assembly created an adoption task force to review those systems. In December, the task force reported their recommendations. HB 1 makes major changes to the current system by incorporating those recommendations, including: reducing case loads, reducing conflicts in the system, establishing a putative father registry and restructuring, allowing more public-private partnerships and modernizing and streamlining the multiple systems in place that provide oversight of the adoption and foster care process.