Family-sized support.

Foster Parent Inquiry Line

The DCS Inquiry Line is a direct line for potential foster parents. Staff will contact the potential foster parent back to determine if they meet specific requirements in order to begin the training and approval process. From this conversation the potential foster parent will have the information needed to begin PATH training and the approval process. An additional way to submit an inquiry is by going to the DCS Website, complete the inquiry and submit. Regional foster parent staff will contact you to discuss your inquiry further.

Eligibility Requirements

1- Potential foster parents must be a resident of TN for the last 6 months

2- Potential foster parents should be a US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the US.

3- Potential foster parents must be at least 21 years of age or older

4- Potential foster parents must undergo fingerprinting and background checks.

5- Potential foster parents must be financially stable, meaning the family is able to meet all their monthly expenses without a dependency upon a board payment.

6- Potential foster parents will complete PATH (Parents As Tender Healers) training and successfully complete the home study process.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
    • Email
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

All Ages of Children

Full Family Support


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24 hours/7 days a week