- Adoption Manual
Guidebook provided by DCS outlining the adoption process from start to finish, including resources and services for adoptive families and children.
- Adoption Preparation Training
Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) in Tennessee provides potential adoptive families with adoption prep training.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Tennessee
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Tennessee.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Outlines the requirements for pre-service PATH training classes.
- Private Adoption Agencies
Contact information for private adoption agencies in Tennessee. Includes information on each agency’s fees.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Tennessee.
- Regional DCS Offices
Map of regional DCS offices.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Tennessee Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- DCS Adoption Services
DCS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
Searching for Children
- Department of Children’s Services
Browse through a photo listing of Tennessee’s waiting children.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Tennessee to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Tennessee children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information on ICPC process in Tennessee, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Tennessee to view more information on adoption assistance in state of Tennessee, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Attorneys
Contact information for adoption-competent attorneys in Tennessee.
- Adoption Library
Browse through Harmony Family Center’s online resources, including adoption research articles, adoption terms, multimedia resources, and recommended readings.
- Adoption Records
Accessing adoption records in Tennessee.
- Adoption Support and Preservation
ASAP provides families with support groups, counseling, individualized care, relief teams, and more.
- ASAP Support Groups
View ASAP’s support groups schedule.
- Resource Parent Support Group
The Resource Parent Support Group meets in Chattanooga every 4th Tuesday of the month.
- Services to Adoptive Families
Information on post-adoption services can be found starting on page 118 of DSS’ Adoption Best Practices manual.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Tennessee.
- The Barn (Equine Therapy)
Harmony Family Center offers equine therapy for foster children and children adopted from foster care.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.