You Can Be a Foster Parent

Every child deserves a family.

Learn how you can help. 

Fostering can change the life of a child — and yours. 

Becoming a foster parent is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your life. It can also be a big, overwhelming decision. Fortunately, becoming a foster parent isn’t a journey you have to take alone.

Qualifications for Fostering in Tennessee

- Can be married, single, or divorced.


- May or may not have children.


- Can own or rent your home/apartment.


- Be 25 years of age, or if a two- parent home, at least one applicant must be 25.


- Can be employed or retired.


- Must be a citizen of the United States.


- All applicants in the home must be able to attend agency training.

- Valid state driver’s license, with reliable transportation.


- Be financially stable.


- Have a physical completed by your primary care physician.


- Pass all background checks along with drug screening.


- Home must have a bedroom to accommodate a foster child/children.

We help people with every aspect of foster parenting

We provide foster parents with critical services to ensure they are as confident and equipped as they can be to guide their kids toward a healthier, successful future. Our foster parent resources include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Training sessions
  • Small group classes
  • 24/7 on-call support
  • A dedicated resource coordinator who provides guidance and assistance

Ready to take the first step?

Whether you’ve been considering fostering for years or are just now beginning to consider the idea, we would love to talk. There’s no obligation in getting in touch with us, we just want to answer your questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible in considering this incredible opportunity to transform lives. 


Thank you for your compassion for the kids who need it most.


Tennessee Foster Agency Locations

Spring Hill Regional Office

5226 Main Street

Spring Hill, TN 37174

(615) 241-6988

Nashville Foster Care Office

301 S. Perimeter Park Dr., Ste. 210

Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 307-6737

Jackson Regional Office

90 Directors Row

Jackson, TN 38305

(731) 300-9112

Knoxville Regional Office

4709 Papermill Dr., Ste. 103

Knoxville, TN 37909

(865) 273-0106

Clarksville Area Office

171 Hatcher Lane

Clarksville, TN 37043

(615) 235-0663

Lawrenceburg / Columbia Area

Chattanooga Foster Care Office

1635 Chestnut St.

Chattanooga, TN 37408

(423) 401-9696

Cookeville Area Office

530 W. Jackson St., Ste. A

Cookeville, TN 38501

(931) 203-8204

Memphis Foster Care Office

Johnson City Office

208 Sunset Dr, Suite 440

Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 226-6052

Murfreesboro Regional Office

545 Brandies Circle

Murfreesboro, TN 37128

(615) 455-5928

Dandridge Foster Care

123 US-70 Suite 111

Dandridge, TN 37725

(615) 212-8075