What is Fostering Futures KFACA?

Fostering Futures-Kentucky Foster/Adoptive Care Associations, or KFACA, is dedicated to the empowerment and encouragement of foster and adoptive families through advocacy and support. Fostering Futures is a representative body for all resource parents from across the state of Kentucky.


Fostering Futures-KFACA elects an executive board to collaborate with the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and legislators to promote the safety and permanency of Kentucky’s children who are at risk of abuse and/or neglect and provide support for the care givers of at risk children.

Our History

The Kentucky Foster & Adoptive Care Association (KFACA) was established by a group of concerned foster parents who desired to advocate for foster and adoptive parents in addition to the children that were placed in out-of-home care.  It has been supporting Kentucky's Foster and Adoptive Parents and the children they serve since 1988. The KFACA has always been a voice for resource parents and played a critical role in legislation that enacted the Kentucky's Foster Parent Bill of Rights, Per Diem Raises, in addition to continually advocating on behalf of Kentucky parents and children to legislators, public officials, and the Cabinet for Families and Children as issues arise.

Our Team

State Directors and Officers

Melinda McGuire


Melinda was recently elected as Vice President for the KFACA.  She has been a foster and adoptive parent for 22 years.  Melinda has been actively involved with the KFACA 18 years serving as Cumberland Regional Representative, Legislative Co-Chair, First Vice President, Conference Committee Chair, and Way & Means Committee Member.  She has adopted six children from Kentucky's Foster Care System.  Melinda is a State Affiliate to the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA).  She provided research for Per Diem Bill of 2016, Foster Parent Bill of Rights Legislation, and creation of the Foster Parent Training & Support Network of Kentucky.

Becky Mullins

CEO

Becky is currently serving as the President of KFACA.  She has been a foster and adoptive parent for 18 years, adopting two daughters.  She has been active with the KFACA for 16 years serving as Parliamentarian, Regional Representative, Legislative Chair, Bylaws Chair, Advisor to the President, and Interim Second Vice President. Becky is a State Affiliate to the National Foster Parent Association. She is from the Eastern Mountain Region. Becky authored the legislative bill for the 2016 Per Diem Increase for State Foster Homes which became law.

Sharon Richardson

Senior Architect

Sharon has been a foster and adoptive parent for 28 years.  She has been actively involved with the KFACA for 28 years serving in the capacity as Salt River Trail Regional Representative, Nominations & Elections Committee Chair, Ways & Means Committee Member, Second Vice President, and First Vice President.  Sharon has adopted five children from the state foster care system. Worked collectively in promoting the Foster Parent Bill of Rights Legislation, Per Diem Increases, and creation of the Foster Parent Training & Support Network of Kentucky.

Linda Thompson

Senior Strategist

Linda serves as Treasurer for the KFACA.  She has been a foster and adoptive parent from Jefferson County for 28 years.  She has adopted two children from the state foster care system.  Linda has been an active member of the KFACA for over 20 years and serves as the Jefferson Regional Representative and the current KFACA Treasurer.  Linda was instrumental in collaborating on association projects such as the Foster Parent Bill of Rights Legislation, and creation of the Foster Parent Training & Support Network of Kentucky.

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