Adoption

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Kentucky child welfare officials are trying to convince more black families to adopt as part of a strategy to find homes for an influx of children in the state's care.

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A legislative committee has approved a Southern Baptist professor's $250,000 state contract to review Kentucky's troubled child welfare system. 

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Civil rights groups are seeking the removal of a Kentucky judge who won't hear adoption cases involving gay adults. 

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Kentucky Republican Governor Matt Bevin has awarded a Southern Baptist professor a $240,000 contract to lead an overhaul of the state's troubled adoption and foster care system.

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  Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover has appointed a task force of lawmakers to study how to improve Kentucky's adoption and foster care system.

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Kentucky’s foster care and adoption procedures are getting scrutiny during the legislative session. Last week, Governor Bevin called for a thorough review during his State of the Commonwealth address. Senate President Robert Stivers agrees it is time for significant reforms.

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A committee has passed a bill that would allow state social workers to place children with adults who are not their blood relatives but have an "emotionally significant relationship" with the child.

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Two adorable little puppies visited WKMS today, Frankie and Lincoln. They are basset hound/Jack Russell terrier mixes, approximately six weeks old and four pounds each. Lincoln is brown and white, seems to take after his father's basset hound traits with a larger body, wider feet and a laid back demeanor. Frankie is black and white with spots on her legs. She has more terrier qualities, a little more adventurous and energetic than her brother. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton meets the puppies with Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society of Calloway County and learns more about Barkaid coming to Murray.

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This month, we meet Sadie, a black and tan hound mix, roughly 10 or 11 weeks old. When this outgoing puppy came arrived, her tail never stopped wagging and she sniffed everything. She's a curious and happy puppy that loved getting treats and cuddles from the station crew. Kathy Hodge, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Calloway County, says she's in a foster home with a large and small dog and some cats and predicts she'll be 50 pounds when fully grown. She speaks with Todd Hatton about Sadie and also the Easter Bone Hunt event coming up and how to prepare your pets for emergency weather. 

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A puppy up for adoption from the Humane Society of Calloway County came up to the WKMS studios today with Executive Director Kathy Hodge. Valentino is a black and white rat terrier/dachshund mix is estimated to be around 4 months old. He is very expressive and curious about everything, according to Hodge. He was found as a stray and turns out to be very sweet-natured around people - didn't mind being picked up and passed around by everyone at WKMS. His foster says he's housebroken, is doing well with house training and loves toys.

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