Changing the Next Generation | 800.654.1622



Beverly Beard

Foster Care Director

Smoky Mountain Children's Home (SMCH) Foster Care Department is dedicated to achieving excellence and using our knowledge and resources to advocate, enrich, and empower the lives of children and families living out our call to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.

For any questions or more information regarding the Foster Care Department, please feel free to contact Foster Care at 865-365-0386.


Foster Parents

With over 7,000 youth in Foster Care in the state of Tennessee, the need for Foster Homes continues to grow daily.  While our Foster Care Department continues to show consistent growth and expansion, with over 100 Foster Homes, we are always in need of more Foster Homes.

In order to become an approved Tennessee Foster Parent, you will need to successfully complete the PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) curriculum. Foster Parents are required to successfully participate in 15 annual hours of continuing education courses.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, contact Rachel Burkett at 865-365-0223 or via email Or, just click on the link in the middle of the page, "Becoming a Foster Parent."

Making a difference in Foster Care!

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SMCH Foster Homes are making a difference in the lives of our youth.

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SMCH encourages our teens to participate in community involvement.

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Life long relationships are formed.