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Foster Care Stories

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A change of plans leads to adoption

Plans can change in a variety of ways. That was the case for Amy Abbott. Amy was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, and she found that in fostering.

Fostering those most in need: teenagers

Several years ago, Mia Flowers felt moved to research fostering kids, but it wasn’t until she was reading the Bible with her husband, Ben, that the idea solidified for them both.

Following the Plan

Youth Villages celebrates an adoption story on National Foster Care Day. Even the best laid plans don’t go as planned, and that also goes for foster care and adoption. However, for Chinishe Ray, her plans to adopt have gone as expected not only once but twice.

Continuing to Make a Difference

Dominique and Kevin Gill continue to change the lives of children in foster care—children like Andrew who was adopted by the Gills in 2020.

The Neal Family celebrated another adoption!

Remember, Jonathan and Jaywanna Neal adopting Christopher in 2019, well the family celebrated another adoption this past year adopting Maliki in May of 2021, in the middle of the pandemic. The family wasted no time adopting Maliki as soon as he became available for adoption.

Fostering Love Beyond Adoption Awareness Month

Becoming a foster parent is a special opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, both as a short-term commitment to their health, safety and well-being, but also with a lifelong impact

It’s baby steps

Richard and Alvin Lewis had been married for five years before Richard began looking into fostering and adopting.

Seeing the Signs

The Mullins family was drawn to the idea of fostering and adopting in late 2019 after being married for 10 years.

Turning a second chance into opportunity

Everyone looks for a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth.

He was created for us

After years of praying and contemplating how to have children, Kellie and Jared Anderson decided in early 2020 to consider foster care and adoption.

Mikki’s Story

As Mikki approached their 18th birthday, they were about to age out of foster care…

Family Vacation with a Twist

Stacy Howell has been a foster parent for almost three years. During this time, she has fostered countless children, many of whom have successfully returned home. Most recently, Stacy fostered a sibling group of three for about two years. During this time, Stacy faced...

Kaleb and Kobe

From Foster Care to a Super Hero Kaleb and his brother, Kobe, had been through a lot early on in their lives. Their father passed away from an apparent overdose, and their mother couldn’t be found. They were placed in foster care with Chinishe Ray, followed by some...

Carly and Chrissy

With the staggering number of children in foster care in our communities, there is always a need for more foster families. After years of trying to conceive, Carly and Crissy decided that fostering was the next step in their journey to become parents. “We received...

Foster Care Info Sessions

Have questions about fostering? Youth Villages Foster Care offers Info Sessions across Tennessee for anyone interested in learning more about foster care. We are temporarily offering TN KEY Informational Session via webinar.

Informational Sessions offer a two-hour, structured presentation about the benefits of fostering and the criteria for becoming a foster parent. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please call us at 888-MY-YV-KID or submit an inquiry here, and a trainer/recruiter from your region will contact you within 24 hours.

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