Children need adults they can trust. 

They need "Someone to choose me!". 

Offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, TN.

For more information, call (800) 487-5207.

At a Meritan Foster Care home, children receive more than the necessary medical or behavioral treatment.  

Every day they are exposed to basic human warmth and affection, allowing them to grow strong through experiences that most people take for granted. 

Training is also a key to the success of a placement in the modern foster home.  Meritan provides support and instruction to foster parents from trained professionals.  Our staff is always available to answer questions and to respond immediately to any concerns from the foster family or children.  


  • Give without the expectation of immediate returns

  • Have sufficient room in your home as well as your daily life

  • Learn and use proven behavior management skills

  • Love and care for children



  • Coordinated care of children

  • Resource parents who are well matched to the needs of the child

  • Ongoing training

  • Access to 24-hour case management support

  • Monthly reimbursement


  • Can be single or married

  • At least 21 years of age

  • With, or without children of your own

  • Financially stable

  • In good health

  • Willing to submit to background checks and fingerprint check

  • Complete PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) training

  • Provide 5 references

  • Participate in a Home Study process


Foster Care in Tennessee

Foster Care in Tennessee


For an informational flyer, please click here.