About Kentucky Kids Belong

Kentucky Kids Belong started in 2019, as a pilot of America’s Kids Belong. Our mission is to improve the experiences and outcomes for kids in Kentucky’s foster care system.

Our programs include:

family recruitment

I Belong Project

Our flagship video storytelling project gives a face and voice to kids in foster care who are legally free to be adopted and helps connect them with prospective adoptive families and forever homes.

Community Engagement

Foster Friendly Businesses

Through our innovative Foster Friendly App area businesses can lend valuable community support to kinship and foster parents by creating an offer or services to lend valuable support as they care for kids.

Sustainable Change

Foster Friendly Faith Communities

Our Foster Friendly App also helps families locate faith communities that are welcoming and supportive of kinship and foster families, not just in Kentucky, but nationwide.

Meet Our Kentucky Team

Dayna Gleason, Kentucky Kids Belong

Dayna Gleason

Project Manager

Dayna has worked with Kentucky Kids Belong since 2019. Her first glimpse into the need for families to foster and adopt came when she lived overseas. After returning to the U.S. she saw how the need was prevalent here as well. Her favorite parts of her job are meeting some incredible kids and social workers, as well as celebrating when these kids find permanency and the love they long for!

Demmie Kentucky kids Belong

Demmie Meyers

I Belong Project Facilitator

Demmie is a practice manager for the UK Healthcare Department of Ophthalmology. She also serves as a foster parent and facilitator for I Belong Project shoots.