Children and Youth across Tennessee need you! Do you meet the following qualifications?
Do you have room in your home and in your daily life?
Are you ready to learn and use proven behavioral management skills?
Can you give without the expectation of immediate returns?
Can you support birth families and help a child return home?
Can you love and care for children who have experienced trauma?
There are a few minimum requirements. Do you meet the following qualifications?
At least 21 years of age.
Must be fingerprinted and pass background checks.
Participate in an Informational Meeting.
Must complete a training program called TN-KEY.
Complete Home Study process.
Provide documentation of sufficient income.
Complete health screenings.
Retain legal residency in Tennessee for at least 3 months.
DCS carefully assesses all applicants and the department also provides the opportunity for prospective Foster Parents to work with a case manager to assess themselves before they accept the role of Foster Parent.