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Even though the biological/birthparents have either surrendered their rights and/or the state has terminated their rights (TPR) a family must still foster a child/children for 6 months. It is a state law. FOCUS (Finding Our Children Unconditional Support) supports the family during this 6 month period and after – as long as we are needed.
In order for a family to be certified as a foster parent for the state of Tennessee (with an option to adopt) families are required to take an eight week training class called PATH and have a home study completed by a licensed agency.← Foster Care and Adoption FAQs