There are just 205 approved foster homes in the barren river region, less than half of what is needed.
Dozens of community members gathered at city hall this morning as The Family Enrichment Center declared November "Adoption Awareness Month."
Mayor Elaine Walker and Judge Executive Mike Buchanon read a proclamation, hoping to bring attention to the 564 children who currently need a home.
Sixty-three adoptions have been finalized this year in our region.
A reception to celebrate those new adoptive families was held at the justice center.