Wednesday’s Child:

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 04, 2013  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Advocacy

DanaeshaDanasha, born June 1998, is a beautiful and bright teen with an amazing smile. Danasha excels academically and is very creative. Her favorite classes at school are math and home economics where she is learning how to cook. She enjoys fashion and art and recently won a contest for designing a “No Bullying” poster.

Dansha also mentioned that one day she might be interested in becoming a Hospice nurse. Danasha enjoys music, dancing, and playing sports, especially basketball. Danasha has been through her share of foster care placements and hopes to be adopted, once and for all, by a family that will give her unconditional love. She is willing to do her part to make an adoptive placement successful.

She longs to be accepted, to feel normal, and to have an easier life. If you have a belief in adoption and have the ability to commit to a child in need. Danasha may be a wonderful match for you.

The Shining Star Gallery is always available for host churches. We are currently booking up the 2014 calendar with locations, if you have an interest in raising awareness for the fatherless in our community, contact the OCA office today at (502) 498-4765

If you are interested in adopting one of the Wednesday’s Children, here are a few first steps.

The Cabinet for Families & Children of Kentucky provides family preparation in every county in the state. There is no fee for these services; however, there may be minimal fees to cover court and attorney costs during the adoption process.

The adoption process begins with family preparation, a series of meetings between the prospective adoptive family and a social worker, and provides an opportunity for the family to learn more about adoption and to seriously consider their expectations for adopting. The family preparation process consists of group educational meetings and family consultations. During this time, the following information will be requested:

Health Satements
Your medical history, a recent physical (within one year) is required. A medical condition that is under control (high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) usually would not prevent a person from being approved to adopt; however, a serious health problem that affects life expectancy may prevent approval.

Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry
A form is completed which the social worker sends off for a state and/or local police check and protective service clearance. We also will need to check your records from other states where you have resided.

Income Statement
You do not have to be wealthy or own your own home to adopt. Even if you receive some type of assistance, you are still eligible to adopt as long as you have adequate resources to provide for your family. Financial assistance in the form of a subsidy is available when adopting many of the children listed.

Personal References
You will be asked to provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals who can attest to your experience with children, the stability of your marriage and/or household, and your motivation to adopt.

Visit the Wednesday’s Child website for a list of more children looking for a forever-family.

Right now, more than 300 Kentucky children are living in foster homes, group homes, and residential centers, waiting for adoptive families. They're not the babies many of us think of when we think of adoption.

Right now, more than 300 Kentucky children are living in foster homes, group homes, and residential centers, waiting for adoptive families. They’re not the babies many of us think of when we think of adoption.

2 Comments

  1. Carole Nafziger December 4, 2013 3:02 pm Reply

    I just said a prayer for Danasha.
    Thank you for the post
    Blessings to her.

    goabc@goabctravel.com

  2. Carole Nafziger December 4, 2013 3:02 pm Reply

    I just said a prayer for Danasha.
    Thank you for the post
    Blessings to her.

    goabc@goabctravel.com

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