A group of state legislators on Tuesday recommended broad changes meant to improve Kentucky’s adoption and foster care system, wrapping up eight months of study of a system critics say is overburdened, underfunded and plagued with frustrating delays.The group’s goal is to improve services for abused and neglected children and help streamline foster care and adoption if the child can’t return home.But many of the changes would be costly, and members acknowledged extra money will be in short supply as the General Assembly prepares to draft a new budget in 2018.”We’re looking at, frankly, one of the most difficult budgets we’ve seen in state history,” said Rep. David Meade, a Stanford Republican who served as co-chairman of the House Working Group on Adoption.

Source: Group seeks overhaul of Kentucky adoption and foster care system