Foster Care

The George Shinn Foster Care Program

Through our George Shinn Foster Care Program, we contract with Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services to provide certified foster families for children in state custody. We carefully select evangelical Christian couples to serve as foster parents so children placed in their homes are cared for physically as well as spiritually. The program includes training, support, direction and advocacy for these homes by our qualified and dedicated Foster Care case managers.

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Becoming A Foster Parent

Thousands of children in Tennessee need safe places to call home. For many of them, foster care is the most beneficial way to meet that need. TBCH provides the necessary training, support, advocacy and resources to help that home through the approval process successfully. Contact us today to begin your journey to foster care.


2020 @TBCH Summer Magazine

2020 @TBCH Summer Magazine

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Academics and Pandemics

This is a scary time to be parenting—literally, a time like no other. I have been in touch with a couple of the adoptive families I’ve worked with who now find themselves in the unimaginable position of raising large families and working from home while being cut off their support systems. Several families with four-plus…

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2020 @TBCH Spring Magazine

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Encourage A Foster Family

Families who open their homes to foster children need local support in order to be successful. Providing meals, respite care to foster parents, transportation assistance, encouragement and prayer support... find out how you can help.

TBCH Foster Care Wrap Around Services

Regional Supervisors

TBCH Foster Care is divided into three regions with a Regional Foster Care Supervisors (RFCS) over each region. They oversee the recruitment and final approval of foster homes in conjunction with the Vice President of Foster Care. The RFCS will also provide supervision for the Foster Care Case Managers in their region.

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Alisha Worthey

Middle TN

Phone: (731) 608-2150

Rachel McLean

West TN

Phone: (731) 506-1544

Kacey Bush

East TN

Phone: (423) 353-1016

Impact Stories


After almost 3 years in foster care, Chase* was ready to be reunited with his mom and to be able to go home and live with her. At the beginning of those 3 years, both Chase and his mom had some major issues that made it unsafe for them to be together. Chase was diagnosed…

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Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the LORD, Offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior Are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man Whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame When they contend with their opponents in court. The Lord…

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Shayla and Selena

It’s not every day I get to witness two happy endings come together in such a beautiful way, but this was one of those days. In November 2017, we had a foster parent appreciation dinner on the Bartlett campus, and two of the children there were Shayla and Selena.   Shayla and Selena had not seen…

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George Shinn Foster Care Program 2018

Travis & Amanda

We had been praying for 6 years about becoming foster parents. We were positive that this was a direction God was leading us. Through our jobs in education we have worked with several foster children which only strengthened our desire to eventually become foster parents. I remember looking at training dates several times, but we just…

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