About Us

Perhaps you're thinking what I was thinking several years ago: "I just want to be a parent!" I remember wanting our adoption to happen "yesterday." Our empathy with potential adoptive parents inspired us to design our staffing pattern and home study process to meet your individual needs in a timely fashion. So, when you're ready to start the adoption process - we're ready!

Adopt!inc. was founded in 1996 by Brenda Riddle and Larry Ledbetter, co-founders and adoptive parents. You can read our personal adoption story here. With a strong background in social work, social welfare administration and business administration, Brenda Riddle, Executive Director, and Larry Ledbetter, Director of Operations, are highly qualified. As a licensed adoption agency in the state of Kentucky, Adopt!inc. has been very successful in placing children from both domestic and international contacts. Our staff's personal and professional experience of the adoption process contributes to our mission of helping families navigate their adoption journey, while providing high-quality services.

Brenda Riddle served as President of the Adoption Coalition in 2009 and 2010 and as Vice President in 2011. She is the current Vice President for 2012. Adopt!inc. is a non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

  • Uniquely qualified
  • Professional and personal experience
  • Support and guidance
  • Wide network of resources
  • History of success

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide charitable, educational and supportive services to children, adoptive parents and birth parents. With the best interest of children as the top priority, we commit to find loving families for children in need of permanent homes. We strive to render services in a sensitive, expedient manner.

Humanitarian Aid for Children Abroad includes:

  • Mission trips
  • Support of particular orphanages
  • Food, clothing, and other relief
  • "Hope for Tomorrow Children's Home" in Guatemala

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