About Us

Fannie Miller

Fannie L. Miller, Founder/Owner
Louisville Male High School
Sullivan Business College
Being an adopted child myself, I have always been fascinated about the pros and cons of adoption. In 2008, I was presented with an opportunity to transfer from the Public Protection Cabinet in Frankfort, KY, to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Cabinet. Wonder of wonders, I moved into a position of Deputy Compact Administrator, where I worked with all the states in the United States in sending and/or receiving children into wonderful adoptive homes, not to mention the re-adoption of several independents from other countries, i.e., Korea and China.

Before my retirement from the Cabinet for Health and Families Services for the State of Kentucky, I served as the Deputy Compact Administrator for KY ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children). I processed all in-state independent adoptions, international, and private agency adoptions. So for the past 15 years, every adoption done in the State of Kentucky, or going out of the State of Kentucky, had my fingerprints on it. I have such a desire for making sure beautiful babies go to wonderful adoptive parents to create loving, nurturing families.

As I moved toward my goal of retirement in 2013, I knew that I would never be able to idly sit by and let my passion for getting babies and families together stop. It is as natural to me as breathing. This being said, I hope you will consider Amazing Arrivals in your quest for happiness, and let me and my staff make your dreams come true!

Kymberly M Rice

Kymberly M Rice, Executive Director
Kymberly M. Rice is currently employed as an administrator in the Jefferson County Public Schools. Mrs. Rice obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Louisville in 1991. She completed her Master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2000 at Western Kentucky University. She has been in education for almost 18 years and has worked as an Instructor, Substitute teacher, Teacher, Dean, and Principal. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Mrs. Rice currently resides in Shelbyville Kentucky where she lives with her husband and two children. Mrs. Rice is an alumnus of the Leadership Shelby class of 2003. Mrs. Rice's future education plans are to obtain her doctorate in Supervision and Educational Leadership. Mrs. Rice is an avid reader and a dedicated member of her church.

Duane Osborne

Duane Obsborne, Board Member
Duane has been an assistant Fayette County Attorney since 1993 where he prosecutes exclusively in the area of child abuse, child neglect, and dependency. In Duane’s private practice, he has represented literally hundreds of children of all ages, who were adopted.

Duane is a 1986 graduate of Morehead State University, and later received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1989. Duane is former board member of the non-profit corporation Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, on the state and local level, for child protection and advocacy.

In addition, Duane co-authored the current Kentucky Guardian Ad Litem Training Curriculum used by the Administrative Office of the Courts. He has traveled the state of Kentucky training Guardian Ad Litem’s for children for the Administrative Office of the Courts since 1996. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he is still a frequent lecturer. Currently, Duane is an adjunct professor at Sullivan University’s Lexington Campus. He has dedicated his professional life to the care and protection of children, and the pursuit of permanency, for all children.

Chasidy Bastin

Chasidy Bastin, Board Member
Chasidy Bastin is a resident of Shelby County and paralegal at Zaring & Sullivan Law Office. She is a graduate of Sullivan University and an active member of Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky.Chasidy and her husband, John, have three children, two through the wonderful power of adoption.

Chasidy was very active in the local foster parent program for many years, having served on the Foster/Adoptive Parent Resource Network; as a Foster Parent Mentor; and as a co-trainer for the PS Mapp classes, training new foster and adoptive parents. She is very excited to continue her efforts to help others make their dreams of having a family come true by serving on the Board of Amazing Arrivals.In her spare time, Chasidy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Mike Grimes

Mike Grimes, Board Member
Mike has over 20 years of experience in the field of child welfare. He began his career working with juvenile offenders in a residential treatment setting. Mike provided support for foster parents as a Recruitment and Certification (R & C) worker. He served as the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) liaison to Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) psychiatric hospital where he worked with hospital personnel to secure step-down placements for DCBS committed youth. Mike served as the DCBS representative on the Jefferson County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Council which funded local agencies with a goal of preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency. As the DCBS Adoption Branch Manager Mike helped develop policies that improved the adoption process and guided the Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP). In his role as Adoption Branch Manager he secured two grants from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. These grants, entitled Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, funded two child specific recruiters who worked to find permanent adoptive homes for children in SNAP.

He also worked with the University of Kentucky, Murray State University and the University of Louisville to secure a five-year two million dollar grant from the federal government entitled Project MATCH (Making Appropriate and Timely Connections for Children). This grant was aimed at increasing the number of foster and adoptive homes and reducing the number of Kentucky children waiting to be adopted. He is the recipient of the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s (NACAC) 2009 Adoption Activist Award and the 2011 DCBS Champion for Permanency Award. Mike is a 1988 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and received his Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from the University of Louisville in 2002.

Stephanie Price

Stephanie Price, Board Member/Social Worker
Stephanie is the proud mother of two boys, a victim advocate, coach, and a social worker with Amazing Arrivals, LLC. She attended the University of Kentucky and earned a social work degree at the University of Iowa. Her interest and passion for adoption has been with her all of her adult life. In 2011, the idea of adoption became more than just an interest; it became a reality when God blessed Stephanie and her husband with a newborn baby boy. Stephanie states that the adoption stirred feelings in her that she never knew existed.

Stephanie wants you to know that on behalf of her family and her baby’s biological parents, her goal and desire in life is to make a positive impact on the lives of adoptive and biological parents. To quote how Stephanie feels, “I truly look forward to joining you on this wonderful journey.”

Tracee Miller

Tracee D. Miller, Board Member
University of Louisville
Kentucky State University
Adoption Advocate

Murphy Ibin Song

Dr. Murphy Ibin Song, Board Member
Oklahoma State University
Professor of Economics at University of Louisville, 1959-1995