Adoption Agencies - Kentucky

The Following is a list of Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes that have operated in Ky.  A lot of these agencies are not in business anymore; however the records
are with the state of Kentucky. 

This information is from the Reg Niles book published in 1981

Anchorage Area ( Jefferson Co)
Bellewood-Presbyterian Home for Children
Louisville and Jefferson County Children’s Home
Metropolitan Social Services
Saint Thomas Orphanage
Saint Vincent Orphanage


Ashland (Boyd County)
Ramey Children’s Home
State Department
Barbourville (Knox Co)
Pentecostal Children’s Home
Bethany (Wolfe Co)
Bethany Children’s Home
Beulah Heights (McCreary Co)
Beulah Mountain Children’s Home
Bowling Green (Warren Co)
Cumberland Presbyterian Orphan’s Home
Potter Children’s Home
State Department
Buckhorn (Perry Co and Clay Co)
Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency
Bulan (Perry Co)
Evangel Children’s Home
Carthage (Campbell Co)
Carthage Holiness Orphanage
Cattlesburg (Boyd Co)
Boyd County Boys’ Farm
Clinton (Campbell Co)
Campbell County Protestant Orphans’ Home
Cold Springs (Campbell Co)
Campbell Lodge
Holly Hill
Saint Joseph Diocesan Orphanage
Cornettsville (Perry Co)
Open Door Children’s Home
Covington (Kenton Co)
Booth Memorial Hospital
Catholic Social Services Bureau
Covington Protestant Children’s Home
Hope Cottage
Protestant Children’s Home
Saint John’s Orphanage
Salvation Army Hospital
State Department
Danville (Boil Co)
Christian Church Children’s Center
Elizabethtown (Hardin Co)
State Department
Farmington (Graves Co)
Paradise Friendly Home
Fort Mitchell (Kenton Co)
Catholic Children’s Home
Fort Thomas (Campbell Co)
Our Lady of the Highlands
Frankes (Bell Co)
Henderson Settlement
Frankfort (Franklin Co)
State Department
Williams Home
Glendale (Hardin Co)
Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home
Greendale ( Fayette Co)
Kentucky House of Reform
Harrodsburg (Mercer Co)
Pennebaker Home for Girls
Hazard (Perry Co)
Open Door Children’s Home
State Department
Hope (Montgomery Co)
Hope Hill Children’s Home
Hopkinsville (Christian Co)
Christian County Youth Services
Southside Church of Christ Children’s Home
State Department
Irvington (Breckinridge Co)
National Home Finding Society
Leitchfield (Grayson Co)
Catholic Charities
Lexington (Fayette Co)
Boys Ranch, Inc
Catholic Social Service Bureau
Children’s Home
Colored Orphan and Industrial Home
County – Family and Children Services
Florence Crittenton Home
Division of Children’s Services
Fayette County Children’s Bureau
Kentucky Baptist Board of Child Care
Lexington Charity organization
Lexington Orphan Society
Odd Fellows’ Orphans Home
Pythian Home
State Department
University Medical Center
London (Laurel Co)
State Department
Louisville (Jefferson Co)
All Prayers Foundlings Home
Boys Haven
Catholic Charities
Christian Church Home
Colored Orphans Home
Covenant of the Good Shepherd
Jefferson County Agency
Susan Speed Davis Home
Faith Foundling Home
Family & Children’s Agency
Family Service Org
German Protestant Orphan Asylum
Good shepherd Home for Colored Girls
Home of the Innocents
Jewish Children’s Home
Kentucky Children’s Home
Kentucky Home Society
Louisville Baptist Orphans
Louisville City Hospital
Louisville & Jefferson Co Children’s Home
Maryhurst Foster Care
Maryhurst School
Masonic Widows Orphans Home
Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home
National Children’s Training Home
National Home Finding Society
Orphanage of the Good Shepherd
Our Lady’s Covent of the Good Shepherd
Our Lady’s Home for Infants
Presbyterian Orphans Home
Protestant Children’s Home
Saint Anthony’s Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Catholic Orphans Society
Saint Joseph’s Infirmary
Saint Peter Claver’s Industrial School
Saint Philomen’s Industrial School
Saint Thomas Orphanage
Saint Vincent Orphanage
Saint Mary & Elizabeth’s Hospital
Salvation Army Home
State Department
Widows & Orphan’s Society
Lyndon (Jefferson Co)
Kentucky Children’s Home
Maykind (Letcher Co)
Regular Baptist Orphanage
Maysville (Mason Co)
Mason Manor
Middletown (Jefferson Co)
Kentucky Baptist Board of Child Care
Spring Meadows
Morehead (Rowan Co)
State Department
Newport (Campbell Co)
Home of the Good Shepherd
Youth Haven
Owensboro (Daviess Co)
Catholic Charities
Daviess County Children’s Center
Kendall Home
State Department
Paducah (McCracken Co)
Burton & Gaines Friendly Home Inc
Home of the Friendless
State Department
Pine Ridge (Wolfe Co)
Scott Children’s Home
Salyersville (Magoffin Co)
Dora Lee Children’s Home
Somerset (Pulaski Co)
State Department
South Fort Mitchell (Kenton Co)
Catholic Children’s Home
Versailles (Woodford Co)
Cleveland Home
Methodist Home of Kentucky
Whitesburg (Letcher Co)
Mountain Haven Children’s Home
Winchester (Clark Co)
Happiness Hill