Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

At the Summit to Save Our Children, Gov. Matt Bevin said, “we will not only be known for horses and basketball. But now Kentucky will lead the nation in taking care of the needs of the most vulnerable children we have.” Bevin is making it a priority to find homes for over 8,000 children in the state's foster care system. This isn't just theoretical for Gov. Bevin. He and his wife Glenna once tried to adopt a little girl but they were turned down by the Kentucky Department of Health and Family Services said they already have five children. Undeterred, they later adopted four children from Ethiopia.  Gov. Bevin said “There should not be any child in Kentucky able to be adopted, ready to be adopted, waiting to be adopted who does not have a home. There just should not be.”