Tennessee Adoption Resources

Topic Number 607 - Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Programs

Tax benefits for adoption include both a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid to adopt an eligible child and an exclusion from income for employer-provided adoption assistance. The credit is nonrefundable, which means it's limited to your tax liability for the year. However, any credit in excess of your tax liability may be carried forward for up to five years. The maximum amount (dollar limit) for 2018 is $13,810 per child.

Show Hope

We break down barriers between waiting children and loving families in four primary ways: Adoption Aid, Care Centers, Pre + Post Adoption Support, and Student Initiatives; Grants available (first deadline February 28th, 2019)


PO Box 647

Franklin, TN 37065


Knoxville Chapter of the Forgotten Initiative

A ministry of Lifesong for Orphans.

TFI's mission is to bring joy and purpose to the foster care community.
(309) 319-7410

Help Us Adopt

We are a national 501 (c) (3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. We support domestic, international, and foster care adoptions and do not charge applicants to apply. Since 2007, we have awarded 274 adoption grants totaling over $2.4 million.

PO BOX 787

New York, NY 10150


Heart Gallery of Tennessee

Helping TN foster youth find forever families through adoption.


(954) 319-0434

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

330 C Street S.W. Washington, DC 20201

Supporting Our Community, One Child, One Adult, One Family at a Time.

Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide professional social services from Jewish perspectives which respond to and support individuals and families through life’s transitions.

801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37205

(615) 356-4234

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they are not alone - the have C.A.S.E.!

Adoption affects 60% of households in the United States. Yet adoptive parents and their families struggle to find mental health professionals who understand the complexities of adoption. C.A.S.E. seeks to fill the gap by providing mental health and child welfare professionals with training to become "adoption-competent." Our programs help these professionals gain the skills, insight and experience necessary to serve the needs if the adoption and foster care communities.

You may be able to receive C.A.S.E. services free of charge!

If you are in the process of adopting or have adopted through Washington, D.C.Child and Family Services, Montgomery County, Maryland Child Welfare Services, Prince George's County Maryland DSS or other local jurisdictions, or if you live in Virginia and have adopted internationally or through the public child welfare system, you may be eligible for free services under our grant with the state of Virginia.


American Friends of Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom is Israel’s national ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first-responders for the state’s 8.8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it’s not a government agency, so it relies on people like you for funding. Through your gift, you’re saving lives.

Knoxville Area Foster

Care and Adoption Ministries 


March 30, 2019

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church


701 Merchants Drive

Knoxville, TN 37912

Angelic Ministries International

The primary ministry of Angelic Ministries is to reach out with the practical love of Christ to people entering our doors, by providing them furniture, clothing, linens, kitchen supplies, and other needed household items at no cost to them, all wrapped in the love, encouragement, and prayers of our staff and volunteers who serve those who come to our ministry.

1218 N Central Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 523-8884

Jockey Being Family

The Jockey Being Family Foundation, our partners, adoption agencies, and our generous sponsor Jockey International, Inc., are committed to supporting families who adopt from the Child Welfare System across the United States. We know the importance of giving a child their own belongings when they join their new family and we also know the right resources that can help parents through the adoption journey.

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