135 Lackawanna Road
Lexington KY 40503
Contact Information
Nonprofit ADOPT INC
Address 135 Lackawanna Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone (859) 276-6249
Fax 859 276-5570
Contact Name Brenda Riddle
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations may be mailed to 135 Lackawanna Road, Lexington, KY 40503 or by going to When making a donation you may tell us if you'd like to make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special.  Volunteers are also needed to help with special events.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Our mission is to provide charitable, educational, and support 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.
Background Statement Adopt! inc. was founded in 1996 by adoptive parents Brenda Riddle and Larry Ledbetter. The adoption agency is a private, non-profit, Christian based, KY licensed adoption agency, with Hague accreditation. Services rendered include child placing, home studies, post placement. Hope for Tomorrow Children's Home in Guatemala is a ministry of Adopt! inc.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments within the past year:
Maintained Hague accreditation.
Payments made on a larger house for Hope For Tomorrow Children's Home in Guatemala.
Continued a capital campaign for the children's home. 
Goals for the current year:
Enhance our recruiting efforts for clientele. 
Enhance our social media efforts.
Further develop and implement the capital campaign for the house for the children's home in Guatemala.  
Revise the brochure for Hope For Tomorrow Children's Home. 
Needs Statement
Volunteers are needed for special events.  
Funds are needed for the capital campaign.
Training is needed for enhancing our social media efforts.
Funds are always needed to fill the gap between program costs and fees collected. 
Sponsorship of children at Hope for Tomorrow Children's home (food, clean water, clothes, school, medical, etc.) 
CEO/Executive Director Statement It has been an honor to serve in this ministry I get to call a job!
Board Chair Statement The organization is thriving after almost 20 years of operation!
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Children's Rights
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Adoption
Geographic Areas Served
The adoption agency largely serves children and families in Kentucky. The main office in is Lexington, KY.
The Hope for Tomorrow Children's Home serves orphans in Guatemala. 
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Our goal is to bring families together through adoption. The ultimate goal is to provide a stable home for all children placed for adoption. Adoptive parents receive coaching and training.  Birth parents are provided support and adoption counseling.  
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Our strategies to accomplish our long-term goals include
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
Downpayment of the house
We do not plan to borrow any money for payment of the house due in approximately 2 years. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Brenda S. Riddle
Company Affiliation Executive Director, Adopt! inc.
Board Members
Katie Ballert Community VolunteerVoting
Sylvia Bernhard Private InterpreterVoting
Jonna L. Carter Community VolunteerVoting
Kathy Causey Community VolunteerVoting
Ken Fiser Private Financial ConsultantVoting
Lori Kubes M.S.Community VolunteerVoting
Amy Lang Spindletop HallVoting
Shawn Luchtefeld Community VolunteerVoting
Stephanie Partin Community VolunteerVoting
Brenda S. Riddle Executive Director, Adopt! inc.Voting
Kehla Vance Bluegrass Community and Technical CollegeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 0%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 91%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Standing Committees
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Brenda S. Riddle
Term Start June 1996
Experience Brenda Riddle is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Adopt! inc. Serving since the agency's inception, she has over 20 years of experience in the field of adoption. 
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 30
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description We are a Christian adoption agency providing charitable, educational, and support 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.
Budget 162357
Population Served , ,
Description Hope for Tomorrow Children's Home in Guatemala provides a stable family group to meet the physical, education, medical, psychological, nutritional and spiritual needs of each child. As a Christ-centered program, we work to provide a spiritual climate that encourages each child to realize God's call and to ensure opportunities to increase their spiritual growth. We also offer a pre-school serving, needy Guatemalan children.
Budget 191263
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $425,163.00
Projected Expenses $425,163.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$226,172$287,479$216,513
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0--$0
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$42,832$35,418$38,036
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$407,839$411,767$317,762
Administration Expense$22,593$22,844$24,232
Fundraising Expense$22,635$23,194$25,346
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.951.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%90%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%7%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$92,195$107,303$131,021
Current Assets$73,701$104,349$125,935
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$0
Current Liabilities$3,491$4,293$4,155
Total Net Assets$88,704$103,010$126,866
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 Form 990
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Address 135 Lackawanna Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Primary Phone 859 276-6249
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brenda S. Riddle
Board Chair Brenda S. Riddle
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Director, Adopt! inc.