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Melody Jones

Adoption Support Coordinator

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


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Available Children/Youth for Adoption

Derrik. Adopt Page

Derrick is a 16-year-old boy who desires an active adoptive family.  He is assertive but very respectful, and he has a kind and caring personality.  Derrick loves sports, excels in basketball, loves to participate in team sports and does well academically.

Successful Adoptions with SMCH Adoption Services


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


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

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Reeves family celebrating the adoption of their daughter Kenzlee. Larry & Melissa have provided a forever home for many displaced teens.