OFFICERS – 2017-2018

Chairwoman-Liz Everman, WLKY Wednesday’s Child
Executive Director-Robin Miller,
President -Mike Kennedy, Hilton Kennedy Company Roofing & Construction
Vice-President -E. Rachael Dahlman Warf, Fultz Maddox Dickens
Secretary – Jerry Cantrell, Community Volunteer
Treasurer-Tim Wallen, Fit Money CPA


Laura Melillo Barnum, Community Volunteer
Darlene Beznick, Applied Proteins
Kim Howell, Paddock Media Group
Jean O’Brien, Anthem Medicaid
Paris Johnson Parada, Pet Friendly Rentals
Peg Patton,
Scott Sager,  WLKYTV
Gwen Smith, Human Resource Consultant
Mark Turner, Strothman & Company


2016 Adopt-a-thon Sponsors:

Metropolitan Sewer District
Yum! Foundation
Knights of Columbus
HKC Roofing and Construction
Hughes Group
Gray Gallery

2016 In-Kind Supporters:

Allegra Printing
Louisville Magazine
Today’s Woman
Dee’s Crafts
John Martin’s Christmas Trees
Texas Roadhouse
Malibu Jack’s
The Paddock Group
Ashton Designs
Michael Blankenship

Letter From The Chairperson

Liz kids

Right now, hundreds of Kentucky children are living in foster homes, group homes, and residential centers, waiting for adoptive families. They’re not the babies many of us think of when we think of adoption.  Most are school-aged, many are teenagers, and some have physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Approximately one-third are children of color, many have experienced some degree of neglect or abuse and some are sibling groups who want to stay together. Their common bond is a strong desire to be part of a permanent, nurturing family – a “forever family.”

Wednesday’s Child, Inc. is an independent, primarily volunteer, non-profit 501 c3 organization whose mission is to advocate for these children, to expand public awareness about their plight, to recruit and inform prospective adoptive parents, to help bring children and families together, and to offer encouragement to families created through adoption.

We encourage you to read about these children, watch their stories, and help us raise awareness about adoption. Better yet, perhaps you might consider opening your home and your heart to a child who needs you. Click here to learn more about the process of adoption. You can also learn more about Wednesday’s Child by tuning into our segment every Wednesday on WLKY TV (Louisville, KY) at 12 noon and 6 p.m. where I introduce a child (or children) currently available for adoption. I’ve been doing this segment every week for 35 years and I hope you will be as moved as I am about these amazing children and their stories.

Liz Everman
Chairperson, Board of Directors

Liz Everman
Chairperson, Board of Directors

Wednesday's Child