Kentucky State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Kentucky.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200

Division of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services

Secretary of State The fee for an apostille or authentication is $5.00 per document. A check can be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.The County Clerk must certify the notary public’s signature before the document can be apostilled or authenticated

Kentucky Secretary of State website:

One can send documents to be apostilled or certified to the Office of the Secretary of State Apostilles Branch, 700 Capital Avenue, Suite 156, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone number is (502) 564-7330 and the fax number is (502) 564-4075. They are open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Vital Records and Health Services To order KY birth, marriage/divorce certificates:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4212

State Police Check Kentucky Court of Justice
USCIS Office Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Customhouse
601 West Broadway, Suite 390 Louisville, KY 40202

Fingerprint offices:

USCIS Application Support Center
210 Kanawha Boulevard
West Charleston, WV 25302-2201

USCIS Application Support Center
550 Main Street, Room 1524
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5298

USCIS Application Support Center
Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House
601 West Broadway Suite 22(Basement)
Louisville, KY 40202-2250

* The above offices serve all of the state of Kentucky

Home Study providers  Please contact your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.
Medical Clinics University of Kentucky International Adoption Clinic
2nd Floor, Wing D
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536
(800) 333-8874International Adoption Center-Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

(513) 636-2877or (800) 344-2462, extension 62877, then option 2 for pre-adoption assistance or option 3 for post-adoption assistance;
fax to 513-636-6936,

Kentucky Children’s Hospital – Lexington, KY (859) 257-1000

Childhood Centers and Programs


First Steps, Kentucky Early Intervention 1-800-442-0087