Learn More About Foster Care & How Everyone Can Do Something

Tennessee Fosters is a statewide campaign, initiated by Governor Bill Haslam, linking government, faith, non-profit, business and creative communities around our state’s foster care system. 

Learn More

Learn more about the foster care system through the following agencies:

TN Fosters
Court Appointed Special Advocates (Williamson & Davidson Counties)
Tennessee Kids Belong
Department of Children's Services, contact Carrie Weir with any questions
PATH classes

P.A.T.H. Training (Parents as Tender Hearts)

In January/February 2018, we offered P.A.T.H. Classes at our Central location, taught by the Department of Children's Services. The P.A.T.H. class is required for all prospective foster parents and also gives practical information about caring for children in our foster system. The early trauma experienced by many children in the child welfare system has a lifelong impact on how they feel about themselves, their ability to trust and their willingness to build relationships. This curriculum addresses these core issues in a way that prepares prospective resource families for their new and complex role. The skills needed to be a successful resource parent differs from those needed to rear children from birth. 

For more information, visit the Department of Children's Services website or contact Angie Gage.

Ways to Serve

Everyone can do something! Ways to serve include:

Video stories 

Juliet & Jaleesa’s Story
Tennessee Kids Belong
Artiya’s Story
Jazzy & Roy’s Story
Julia’s Story
Say Yes-Form a Wrap Around Ministry
Foster Care & Adoption: Improve the Life of a Child