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2/28/2017 Ribbon Cutting
Relocation of Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana Celebrated

LOUISVILLE, KEN. (February 21, 2017) Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, a program of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, celebrated the relocation of their office to 159 Saint Matthews Avenue, Suite 5, Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, February 21st, with a ribbon cutting hosted by One Southern Indiana (1si). Attending the event were 1si President Wendy Dant Chesser, 1si ambassadors and staff, and the public.


Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana is the largest, licensed non-profit adoption agency in the region. They are unique in that they also own and operate a shelter for pregnant women and a transitional shelter for single mothers and their children. Formerly Adoption Bridges of Kentucky, the agency was founded in 2006 by adoptive parents and adoption advocates who believe that adoption is a loving choice that benefits children. The agency merged with the Adoption Services Program of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in late 2014.

Through the merger, Adoption Bridges has expanded their team of experienced adoption professionals and increased their service area to include all of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. According to Agency Director Mark Casper, the staff now consists of three full-time and three contract workers.

Highlights of the merged program include:
• Full domestic adoption program for adoptive families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana;
• International & Independent home study and post placement services;
• Lifelong counseling services available for adoptive parents, adoptees and birth parents;
• Full range of services for birth parents including adoption planning and financial assistance
• Options for birth parents to utilize maternity home and distribution center;
• Offices in downtown Louisville, Ky., and an office in New Albany, Ind.


ABOUT ADOPTION BRIDGES:
Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, is a licensed, private, non-profit, adoption agency located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The organization provides a full array of services for both birth parents and adoptive parents throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Indiana as a child-placing agency. As the adoption program of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, we are accredited by the Council on Accreditation. For more information visit www.adoptionbridges.org.

ABOUT ONE SOUTHERN INDIANA:
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana/Louisville metro area.

Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. For more information, visit
www.1si.org.

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