Be a missionary in your own home.

You can be a missionary in your own home.

AGAPE provides foster care for children from birth through 17 years old. Foster families make a huge difference in helping children and teens overcome trauma and crisis. With the support and training that AGAPE provides, you and your family will be well prepared for the challenges and rewards of caring for a foster child.

It is a special gift to be able to give children and teens the support and nurturing that they need to find the security and stability that will help them to learn to make good life decisions.

If you have a desire to be missionaries in your own home, call AGAPE and learn how you can be important in the life of a child.

How to Become a Foster Parent

  1. Contact AGAPE to learn more about Fostering.
    Once you decide to become a foster parent, you must become licensed through AGAPE.  AGAPE will guide you through every step of the application process. The first step is to contact AGAPE to learn more about fostering.

  2. Arrange to Attend an Information Session.
    Arrange an Information Session orientation to learn more about AGAPE Foster Care. We want to sit down with to talk about fostering and answer your questions before you take the next steps.

  3. Complete PATH Training.
    In the State of Tennessee, foster parents are required to complete pre-service training that is designed to prepare prospective foster parents for the physical, emotional and spiritual demands of foster care.

  4. Work with an AGAPE Social Worker to complete a home study.  
    An AGAPE Social Worker will visit your home and ensure that you have adequate space, supplies, and safety measures in place to care for foster children. Interviews will be done on all family members in order to complete the family assessment.

  5. Final Approval
    AGAPE will submit all of the documentation to the state for final approval. Once approved, you will be ready to receive children in your home.