Are you interested in adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Lexington, Kentucky area? Below you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts. If you are unsure about whether you want to foster or adopt, see our Foster Care vs Adopting page to assess your options. Other additional resources can be found on our Kentucky Adoption Guide.

Completing the Home Study in Lexington

A home study is required for every adoption. It ensures that each child is placed in a suitable home with capable Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies near Lexington.

  • Adoption Assistance, Inc.
  • 859-236-2761
  • “Adoption Assistance is dedicated to assisting persons in the adoption process by conducting home studies, post placement reports, finalization services and providing domestic child placement. Adoption Assistance will place children for adoption from birth to age eighteen without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin.”
  • All Blessings International
  • 866-543-7459
  • “All Blessings International is a Christian non-profit organization and Hague accredited adoption agency that believes in the innate worth of every individual child and seeks to assist the children of the world by helping build families through adoption and providing humanitarian aid to children in need.”
  • Nightlight Christian Adoptions
  • 859-263-9964
  • “Our mission is to share God’s love by: Helping children, both domestic and international, to find loving families. Assisting birthparents and genetic parents in making a wise and loving plan for their child’s future. Preparing families to be committed and effective parents to adoptive children. Recognizing and advocating the personhood of pre-born children.”

Lexington Adoption Agencies

If you are interested in adopting a baby in Lexington, here are several more local adoption agencies willing to work with you:

  • Adopt!inc.
  • 859-276-6249
  • “As a licensed adoption agency in the state of Kentucky, Adopt!inc. has been very successful in placing children from both domestic and international contacts. Our staff's personal and professional experience of the adoption process contributes to our mission of helping families navigate their adoption journey, while providing high-quality services.”
  • Heart to Home Adoption Agency
  • 859-489-3055
  • “Heart to Home Adoption Agency, LLC (HTH) is a licensed Kentucky adoption agency that provides home studies, post placement visits, adoptive and foster parent education and referrals to other professional agencies to prospective adoptive/foster parents in Kentucky seeking to adopt domestically. HTH also provides birth parent services such as pregnancy counseling and resource referrals.”
  • Catholic Charities – Diocese of Lexington
  • 859-253-1993
  • “The agency's mission is to empower and assist the residents of the Diocese of Lexington to improve their quality of life. Services currently offered include affordable mental health counseling, free pregnancy counseling, rent and utility assistance, financial literacy classes, Rachel's Vineyard retreats and support for refugees. Catholic Charities is also a licensed adoption agency. Our staff is composed of qualified and trained professionals, many of whom have state licensure.”

Lexington Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant form foster care? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is in your best interest:

Hospitals in Lexington

Expectant Mothers and Adoptive Parents will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Learn more about What Happens at the Hospital Before, During & After the Birth. Below is a list of hospitals in Lexington:

County Courts

A finalization hearing is required to complete the adoption process. If you would like to learn more about the adoption laws in Kentucky, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The following is a list of family courts in and near the Lexington area:

  • Bourbon County
  • 502-867-4808
  • Bourbon County Judicial Center, 310 Main St. Paris, KY 40362-0740
  • Clark County
  • 859-737-7021
  • Clark Co. Family Court Judge’s Office, 34 S. Main St. Winchester, KY 40391
  • Jessamine County
  • 859-887-1005
  • District Court, 107 North Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Madison County
  • 859-625-0601
  • Madison Co. Family Court Judge’s Office, 119 N. First St. Richmond, KY 40475
  • Scott County
  • 502-867-4808
  • Scott County Justice Center, 119 North Hamilton, 2nd floor, Georgetown, KY 40324
  • Woodford County
  • 502-867-4808
  • Woodford County Courthouse Annex, 130 Court St. Versailles, KY 40383

Local Attractions

While you’re in the area, grab a drink at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. or check out some amazing horse races at Keeneland. There are also some beautiful sites to see at the Arboretum and amazing artwork at the University of Kentucky Art Museum. The city of Lexington will be sure to catch your attention. Check out more local attractions below: