The first meeting of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ panel on adoption is scheduled for next week.
The meeting will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, in the music room of the Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY.
The meeting is open to the public.
The 12-member group’s goal is to review the process and current practices that led to the termination of parental rights and adoption of children in the state’s child welfare system and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Monday’s agenda includes an overview of the 1998 federal Adoption and Safe Families Act.
Cabinet Secretary Mark D. Birdwhistell serves as the group’s chairman.