Parent Support

Family Support

Families beginning the journey of adoption can look forward to joyful times and stressful times – to exciting opportunities and to challenges. Fortunately, numerous sources of information, help, and support are available to families on all stages of this lifetime journey.

ASAP: Harmony’s ASAP program (Adoption Support and Preservation) provides critical support to Tennessee families: in-home crisis intervention, family and individual therapy, and support groups. Families that have participated in the program have a 99% adoption success rate.

ASAP Program

Support groups: FUSE groups (Families*United*Supported*Engaged) support and educate adoptive and pre-adoptive parents as they navigate the challenges and notable experiences that occur throughout the adoption journey. The FUSE groups focus on one key psycho-educational or adoption-specific topic each month and provide opportunities for group discussion and sharing. The groups are open to all foster-to-adopt, pre-adoptive, and adoptive families.

Adoption Support Group Schedule

Harmony Family Center Online Resources

Knowledge is power . . . Sir Francis Bacon

Harmony wants to ensure that you have access to tools and information on issues affecting children and families. Here you can find a glossary to help you understand terms and concepts commonly used in discussions having to do with adoption. The library is also a source of articles on issues of interest to families, the Harmony blog and e-newsletters, Harmony videos, and links to website and podcasts where you will find information on a range of adoption-related issues.

Harmony Family Center Online Research Library

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS)

Tennessee DCS
DCS Online Inquiry Form for Potential Foster Parents

Other Resources

Adopt US Kids
Heart Gallery of America