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Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) specializes in the utilization of support groups to offer pre and post adoptive support and services to foster parents. ASK provides the opportunity to share resources, suggestions, frustrations and successes with those who share the unique experience of adoption. ASK strives to prevent pre-adoption disruption and post-adoption dissolution through peer led support and training.

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ASK Support Groups are led by an Adoptive Parent Liaison (APL).

Through your journey of foster care and adoption, you may need to lean on other parents for support.  ASK provides parent-led support groups for adoptive parents and for those considering adoption.

Our groups are open to any family formed through adoption at any stage in the process.  You may choose to adopt through the state, privately, internationally, or through relative care, or you may simply be considering adoption.  You may have adopted your child as an infant, older child, or part of a sibling group. You may have adopted twenty years ago, had a child placed with you for adoption last week, or still be awaiting placement. Regardless of the type of adoption or stage in the process, ASK is here for you.

What can ASK offer my family?

  • Support groups for adoptive parents
  • Mentoring with an experienced adoptive family
  • Information on policies and procedures
  • Educational and Training Programs
  • Advocacy assistance
  • On site lending library
  • Statewide resource information
  • Information on medical/behavioral issues

Why do adoptive families need support?

By bringing people together who have been touched by adoption, our support groups can validate your experiences and frustrations, celebrate the joys and triumphs unique to foster and adoptive parenting, enable you to share resources, suggestions, and success stories, identify and solve problems, reduce feelings of isolation and self-doubt when problems arise in a family, provide on-going training, and offer encouragement affirmation, and hope.

For more information please contact:

University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Training Resource Center, Credit for Learning, Adoption Support Kentucky, Children's Justice Taskforce, Foster Parent Training Program

Program Director

Christine Sauer, CSW

1500 Bull Lea Rd. Ste. 194 Lexington KY 40511

859-257-7361 or toll free 877-440-6376

Program Coordinator

Karen Bowman

1 Quality Street, Suite 700 Lexington KY 40507

859-257-3196