“Once the processes started, we knew we had made the right decision. Our social worker was a God send. She answered all questions and fears that we had and made the process very painless and easy...God had a hand in directing us to Childplace and we will forever be grateful to them for all the hard work and dedication they put into what they do. Without [Childplace] we would not have the family we have today and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

Ed & Jackie
Adoptive Parents

Support for Expectant Parents

As you determine the best choice for you and your child, there are many options to consider. Allow our professional staff to help guide you through your decision-making process, without judgment or pressure. If you choose adoption, we will journey with you to discover the perfect family for your child. We will ensure that you understand your rights and that your preferences are respected, to the extent possible. Allow our staff to advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the highest quality medical care, legal representation, and adoption support. It is our desire to serve you and your family to accommodate for the specific needs of your unique situation.

To support birth parents, Childplace offers:

Support for Adoptive Parents

Adoption can be an exciting and challenging journey. Rest assured that when you connect with Childplace, you will find a caring, supportive staff who will answer your questions and walk with you through the entire process. Whether you are beginning to explore the possibility of adoption or you are interested in adopting again, we would love to speak with you. We have been bringing families together since 1981 and we would love to journey with yours.

To support adoptive families, Childplace offers:

Meet the Team

Kenzie Hutton, LCSW
Adoption Services Program Supervisor

Kenzie received her MSSW from the University of Louisville and later obtained certification as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Indiana. She joined the Childplace team in April of 2015. Kenzie has served children and families in a variety of settings. Before joining the team at Childplace, Kenzie served at a maternity and transitional living shelter working with mothers and their children. Kenzie considers it a privilege to walk alongside families through their adoption journey.

Taylor McCarthy, BSW
Adoption Services Support Staff

Taylor received her BSW from the University of Louisville. She joined the Childplace team as a student intern in August of 2016 and later as a staff member in July of 2017. Taylor has served children and families in a variety of settings. Her primary role in adoption services is to serve clients in completing the appropriate criminal checks, as necessary for grand-parent and step-parent adoption cases.

Paul Denny, M.Div.
Adoption Services Support Staff

Paul received his Master of Divinity with a concentration in counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. He has also received a Master of Arts in Practical Ministries and a Master of Ministries. Paul served as a full-time minister at various churches for 21 years and has served children and families in residential and foster care settings for the past 9 years. He joined the Childplace team in July of 2015. Paul provides home study services and criminal clearance reports to adopting families.

Jen Fister, MSW, LSW
Adoption Services Support Staff

Jen received her MSW from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa specializing in Children and Family Studies. She also obtained her CSW certification in the state of Kentucky and LSW certification in the state of Indiana. Throughout her 10 years of professional experience, she has worked with state social service agencies, prospective foster and adoptive families and children in foster care.