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A Message from the Governor & First Lady


Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Every child has the right to a loving family. Tennessee currently has well over 6,000 children in foster care, through no fault of their own. More than 4,000 incredible foster parents have stepped up to provide a safe and supportive environment to these children.

Most of the children eventually are able to return home to their birth families after addressing the issues that first brought the children into care. But for some children, reunification is not an option, and most often it is their wonderful foster parents who make the decision to provide a forever home through adoption.

To all foster families, we cannot thank you enough. We are always looking for more of you.

Which is why we are launching the TNFosters campaign - to find more amazing foster parents, and recruit additional support into the system. Not everyone can foster or adopt - but there are countless ways to help these foster parents and children.

So, whether you’re interested in foster care or adoption, are a faith, business, or creative leader, we have lots of opportunities for you to join us. Please explore these pages to discover your role today.