Adoption & Foster Care
Agape is blessed to serve Memphis-area families with services related to fostering and adopting. Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption as an option for your child or are considering opening your home to a child, we are here for you to provide love, encouragement and hope – without judgment.
At Agape, we support families throughout the pre-adoptive and post-adoptive process. From consultation to counseling, our services mirror our mission to support and provide healthy homes for children and families in Memphis. If you have questions or need information, we can help you acquire the knowledge you need to assist you in making informed decisions.
Regardless of where you are in your consideration of the adoptive process, please feel free to contact us. All inquiries about adoption, foster care, and counseling can be directed to Bailey Fuqua, firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 323-3600.
Parents As Tender Healers (PATH) is an intensive education course designed to orient prospective adoptive, foster and kinship-care parents to the needs of children who are cared for in the child welfare system. This 6-week course will be offered Wednesdays, July 18-August 22, from 6-9 p.m.
Seeking: Adoptive Families
We welcome applications for adoptive families. We always strive to honor the wishes of our maternity clients to the highest degree possible. It has been the trend of late for our maternity clients to specifically request homes of African-American ethnicity for their child’s permanent placement. To that end, we are gratefully accepting applications and we have staff standing by to assist all families by walking through this process with them.
We encourage interested families to email Bailey Fuqua or call 901-323-3600.
Agape Child & Family Services offers foster care services to both families seeking to place a child (or children) in temporary foster care (private voluntary placement), and parents who are interested in becoming foster parents.
Agape can help you with whichever situation you are experiencing. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and help you through the process. Below you will find links to information for parents who may need our foster care placement services and parents interested in becoming foster parents.
Temporary or Emergency Care
Agape Child & Family Services offers private services to parents and families seeking foster care services. Sometimes, parents may find themselves in circumstances that cause them to be temporarily unable to provide for their children and they may need to place a child in temporary foster care (private voluntary placement). These situations may be financial distress, severe illness, temporary homelessness, sudden loss of job, addiction issues, etc.
Some parents choose temporary foster care because they know that their children will receive excellent care provided by a loving and supportive foster family until they are able to get back on their feet. The foster care case worker and biological family work together to develop a care plan and achieve goals that will lead to timely reunification of the family. If you or someone you know might benefit from these services, help is available through Agape’s private Foster Care program.