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News and information on foster care, adoption, family preservation and behavioral health from the Omni Family of Services, including announcements about new programs & services and the personal stories of caregivers.

Korben, a child available for adoption.


Korben enjoys basketball and any activity that gets him outside. He loves all things Batman and enjoys video games when he cannot be outdoors. He likes helping out around the house and is eager to learn. He tends to be a people pleaser. Korben is shy and often quiet....
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Foster Children Counting Money

How Much do Foster Parents Get Paid?

“How much do foster parents get paid?” It’s a frequently asked question among prospective foster parents. As one might expect, there isn’t a single, straightforward answer. Monthly subsidy rates vary from state to state and the needs of the child in question is...
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Faith, a child available for adoption.


She is a very shy and quiet young girl. She is very sweet and respectful. She loves animals and hopes to one day work with them. She enjoys reading and going for walks. She also enjoys spending time watching movies and going out to eat. Those closest to Faith say she...
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Multicultural Foster Family

Benefits of Being a Foster Parent

There are fewer than 4,000 foster families willing to provide homes for foster children in Tennessee—kids who may feel unwanted, unloved, scared, confused, angry or even hopeless. Yet the Tennesseans who are serving as foster parents say the chance to provide foster...
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