Kids In Tennessee Foster Care Are All Of Our Responsibility

9,172 Tennessee Kids Are In Foster Care Right Now

Imagine being 10 years old and being awakened in the middle of the night by a stranger…

who tells you in a gentle, yet unfamiliar voice that you must leave home, due to a crisis that has nothing to do with you. And then in the midst of this turmoil you and your siblings are separated and placed in different homes.

This story has repeated itself in some form in the lives of 9,172 kids in our state over the past year.


Here’s How We Improve The Experiences And Outcomes For Kids In Foster Care

Tennessee Kids Belong is part of the America’s Kids Belong family, a nonprofit focused on three key areas:

Family Recruitment

Family Recruitment

A family for every child

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

A Foster Friendly community for every family

Sustainable Change

Coalitions for Change

Hope for every community

Meet the Kids

Approximately 400 kids in foster care in Tennessee are legally free for adoption.
Our I Belong ProjectTM provides kids with a fun, therapeutic and memorable day of games and activities, during we also capture their stories on video to share online, with the goal of helping connect them with forever families.

Come meet some of the amazing kids from right here in our community. And then take the next step to make a difference, whether you are beginning your journey to foster, a seasoned foster parent exploring adoption or someone with a heart for vulnerable kids interested in helping.