Foster Care Awards Ceremony July 20


Celebrating foster parents and the great work they do everyday!

Foster Care Awards Ceremony July 20

2023 Foster Parent Award Ceremony

Celebrating foster parents and the great work they do everyday!

We look forward to the celebration!

Join us for the award ceremony July 20, 2022 starting @ 6 p.m. CST/ 7 p.m. EST.

Foster Parent Award Ceremony








Stories of Hope

Helping children and families live successfully

A look into what it’s like to be a foster parent during Foster Care Awareness month

Brian and Michelle Armstrong already had an interest in becoming a foster home, but their desire was piqued when Brian reached out to do a Youth Villages story on Adoption Awareness Month in November 2021

BottRadio – National Foster Care Awareness Month

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages was invited to go on BottRadio…

‘Children just need parents’ Morristown couple hoping to inspire more foster parents

Tim and Mary Molamphy have served as foster caregivers for nearly 30 years. Over that time, they have been on a journey…

Family gives back by opening home to foster care

Families who foster come in many shapes and sizes and enter foster care for different reasons. For George and Tracy Young, what began as a general interest in foster care turned into a way to become involved in their community.

Different Kinds of Foster Families

May has long been recognized as Foster Care Month. Nationwide, more than 390,000 kids need a foster family, and in Tennessee, more than 8,000 kids need foster homes with approximately 4,000 foster homes available.

Foster Care Awareness Month

May has long been recognized as Foster Care Awareness Month. Nationwide, more than 390,000 kids need a foster family and in Tennessee, more than 8,000 kids need foster homes with approximately 4,000 homes available.

Helping foster families succeed

The state of foster care in Tennessee is in crisis. More children than ever need temporary, safe homes compared to the amount of open foster homes. Nationwide, a child is placed into foster care every two minutes, so the need is great. In Tennessee, more than 8,000 kids are in the foster care system with only around 4,000 certified foster homes available.

New law aims to help guide young adults who are aging out of foster care

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a lot to handle alone, but it’s very much a reality for people in the foster care system. Around 20,000 age out of the system every year,

Foster care extension prepares TN young adults who ‘age out’ of system

Lawmakers recently passed legislation making extended foster care available to more youth in Tennessee. This means that more young adults who ‘age out’ of the foster care system, usually at the age of 18, are now eligible for an extension of foster care services until they turn 21.

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…


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