Knoxville & East TN LGBTQ Friendly Businesses



ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

Private foster care agency. We emphasize the strengths and uniqueness of each youth and family. We offer community-based counseling, therapy, family support, and foster care services to children, teens and adults.

311 Directors Dr NW, Knoxville, TN 37923 865-272-0013

(I talked to the Resource Parent Support Team Coordinator of the Knoxville TN office. She said they are excited to be included in this resource directory. They are in need of foster parents. Please call them if you can find space in your heart and home for a foster child. ~Beau)

Therapeutic foster care parents provide stability and hope for children who have been abused or neglected. We have a need for families willing to accept children who are gay, lesbian and transgender. Some of these children are sitting in facilities waiting for homes. If you have room in your home and love in your heart, we desperately need you!! (865) 524-4393 4709 Papermill Dr NW, Knoxville, TN 37909 Email Pam

Harmony Family Center Last year there were over 9,000 children in foster care in Tennessee. Many of these children spend years in the foster care system, enduring numerous placements. The majority face significant challenges as a result of experiencing traumatic abuse and neglect, including attachment disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Harmony has developed a network of statewide programs designed to provide the help and support these children and their adoptive families need to be successful. From finding families for at-risk children to supporting adoptive and guardianship families and providing training and advocacy, Harmony’s programs are intended to support the many forms of permanency and its wide-reaching benefits for children, families, and the community. 118 Mabry Hood Rd Ste 400, Knoxville, TN (865) 982-5225 @HarmonyFamilyCenter Email

Nurturing Children and Families, We look forward to living in a world where all parents instill in their children a sense of being valued and feeling secure, where families are emotionally stable and caring and all communities are safe and supportive. Contact Resource Development Director Melody McMahon, LMSW Email Melody McMahon or call 833-LUV-KIDS

I spoke with Melody recently she said, "We are an open and affirming foster care agency." ~Beau

The McNabb Center’s therapeutic foster care program serves children and teens who are in the state’s custody due to abuse or neglect, and who have behavioral or emotional problems. These children need a more specialized type of care than what they can find in standard foster homes. The purpose of therapeutic foster care is to help each child so that he or she may go on to live successfully within the community. 2455 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN (865) 544-5070 1-800-255-9711

"Foster Care & Adoption Foster parents provide nurturing and supportive homes in which the children’s emotional, physical and social needs can be met, while issues and concerns in the immediate family can be addressed. When parents cannot, or will not, make their home safe for the child’s return, other permanent options are sought. TN Foster Parents are dually approved to adopt, which means they have the first option of adopting a child they have fostered, or another child who has become eligible for adoption. If you are interested in fostering a child or learning more about becoming a Foster Parent for Tennessee children, please call 877-DCS-KIDS "

ADOPTION ATTORNEY

PAGE SPONSORED BY

Jennifer said, "I'd really like to give everyone access to Adoptions, Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Name Changes, and Expungements, I can help you prepare for the future, no matter what comes."

(865) 404-8226 Email Jennifer Egelston Visit Website FamilyLawforAll

ADOPTION ATTORNEY

Dawn Coppock, Attorney at Law I represent prospective adoptive families, foster parents, relatives and birth parents in adoption related legal matters. (865) 933-8173

Hillary Dewhirst I am an adoption and family lawyer and an adoptee myself. I have been a child advocate for 18 years. (865) 246-0673