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Heaven Sent Children Adoption, a Middle Tennessee adoption agency, founded in 1991 to provide the promotion of healthy adoptive family life through education, resources, counseling, advocacy and support services.

Heaven Sent Children Adoption joined forces with The Center for Family Development in 2011, becoming the adoption program for TCFD.  TCFD/HSC believes that every child should have a loving home prepared to meet their needs emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. The Center for Family Development/ Heaven Sent Adoption program is comprised of four experienced licensed social workers, three of whom are also parents through adoption.  Our staff believes deeply in supplying our clients with best practice social work to prepare them for the needs of their adopted child and family after their child’s placement.  This begins with a cooperative, trusting relationship between worker and client during the home study process.  It is our goal to know our clients well, so that we can best advocate for them, assist them through the process and be there for them in times of need even after an adoption is complete.  Adoption is a lifelong process.  Who you choose to work with is important.

Main Office:      1800 S. Rutherford Blvd, Suite 201, Murfreesboro, TN 37130       615-898-0803

Toll Free:           888-462-2999

24/7 Cell:          615-943-3485

To request more information regarding adoption services and fee schedule from The Center for Family Development/Heaven Sent Children please e-mail cindy@heavensentchildren.com or download our Adoption Application.

The Center for Family Development/ Heaven Sent Children’s Adoption 101 Informational Meeting

If you have considered adoption and want to learn more about the types of adoption, the process, and much more make plans to attend our Adoption 101 Informational Meeting at The Center for Family Development/Heaven Sent Children offices on Monday, September 21st from 6PM until 8PM. Attendees receive two credit hours of adoption education training towards their adoption education requirements. Staff will be available to meet with you to answer your questions in an informal setting. Please RSVP to cindy@heavensentchildren.com if you are planning to attend.

It is not a requirement to attend this meeting to begin the home study process with The Center for Family Development/Heaven Sent Children.  If this time does not work for your schedule, please contact us at (615) 898-0803 or cindy@heavensentchildren.com to schedule a free, private consultation. Find out more about Upcoming Events!

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION
We are sharing a HUGE announcement!!  Heaven Sent Children is in the process of becoming Hague Accredited!!  What does this mean for our families?  We will once more be able to resume adoptions from China and Korea.  This also will mean that we can help families and orphans in any country that provides intercountry adoption, and especially those countries that have ratified the Hague Convention.  The purpose of the Hague Convention and Accreditation is to strengthen protections for children, birthparents, and prospective adoptive parents in the adoption process.  It ensures that countries work together so that adoptions take place in the best interest of children and to prevent the abduction, sale, or trafficking of children in connection with intercountry adoption.  We are hopeful that this process will go smoothly and quickly.  Continue to watch for updates.  We can’t wait to begin advocating even more for orphans!! The following is a statement in regard to our Hague Accreditation process.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:

http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Rebecca Slife

Senior Hague Accreditation Coordinator

rslife@coanet.org