Prospective foster parents


We regularly host a virtual panel of foster/adoptive parents, former foster youth, and social workers as we answer your questions about what it looks like to be a foster parent in Tennessee.  Questions like- "How will this impact my biological kids?" or "I'm single- is this the right decision?" 

To hear some great perspectives on questions just like these- please consider joining our next panel or watching our recorded session. You can never hear too many stories!


"Could we REALLY consider foster care?"*

*Please note that these panels are NOT the info meeting you need to start foster parent training. We are NOT a licensed foster care agency.














TN- KEY is the required training to become a foster parent in the state of TN. You may choose to foster through the Department of Children's Services in your county or through a private provider. 

When you're ready to take the next step, you can find out more information and the TN-KEY schedules and registration below:

Department of Children's Services (DCS) TN-KEY Info Meetings

Private Providers - listed by county


Private Provider TN-KEY Info Meetings

Don’t let  fear of the unknown stop you from moving forward. Call the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services today. They will walk you through the process, help answer any of your questions along the way, and assist you in determining if becoming a foster parent is a fit for you.

Simply take the next right step for you. there is no harm in submitting an inquiry for more information. 

Want to Start the conversation of Foster Care with your children. Check out our Kids Conversation Guide.