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Why Do You Foster?

Nearly 900 foster parents from across Tennessee attended the annual conference in September 2016. They completed required training hours, took classes that ranged from CPR training to cultural awareness to working with birth families.

When we asked foster parents why they open their hearts and homes to children in state care, their answers were as deep and diverse as the parents themselves. 

You can see the slideshow on the department's photo sharing site.

Learn More

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit the Foster Care section for more information. There also is an online inquiry form for your convenience.