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ADOPTION

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Melody Jones

Adoption Support Coordinator

mjones@smch.org

The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home (SMCH) Adoption Program is operated through the Foster Care Department. The primary philosophy is that every child deserves permanency within a family, and it is our goal to make this an option for as many children as possible. Once a child is in custody of the State of Tennessee, the SMCH Adoption Support Coordinator and team members, along with the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) team members work together to form a selection committee to identify an appropriate family/placement for these children. SMCH can assist with state and private adoptions and many of our DCS children qualify for financial assistance through the adoption subsidy program.

If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent or to request more information on the adoption process, please contact our Adoption Support Coordinator, Melody Jones, at mjones@smch.org.

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Available Children/Youth for Adoption

Selena

About Selena, age 15

Selena is a beautiful young lady who enjoys crocheting, walking, hiking, swimming, and listening to all types of music. Selena is also a singer. She has participated in choir in the past. Selena enjoys drawing and painting. She likes to travel and would be willing to move out of state for the right family. Selena is adventurous, kind-hearted, loving and shy at times. She enjoys family activities as well as spending time alone. Selena loves animals, especially dogs. Her favorite dog breeds are Chihuahuas and Huskies. Selena enjoys cooking. Her favorite foods to prepare are cakes and guacamole. Selena would like to play volleyball on a team or join a bowling league. Selena enjoys participating in theatre, and she has made many friends through her involvement in theatre. Selena is a hard worker, and she currently has a weekend job that she enjoys.

Successful Adoptions with SMCH Adoption Services

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Myers family with their 4th adopted child, Patrick Josiah. They are devoted foster/adoptive parents with SMCH.

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Foster/Adoptive parent, Dale Hull, his 2 adopted sons, Matthew and Jaymz, and one of our local Judges celebrating the adoption of Andrew.

Brandon Oechsle

Brandon Oechsle, an amazing kid, was adopted in Blount County to Reena and Bobby Brooks. The Brooks have been excellent Foster Parents with SMCH for five years.