The George Shinn Foster Care Program

Foster Care Recruiting

On November 6, 2013, the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes signed a no-cost operating agreement with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to provide Foster Care (Resource) Homes to the State. With this new partnership, we will recruit, train and certify foster care families to meet the needs of Tennessee’s at-risk children. Once we certify a new foster family, we will monitor and provide on-going support. If you are interested in more information about becoming a Foster Care Parent, please contact us at 1-800-624-8591 or email us at


George Shinn is the former owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He recently moved to Franklin and said he was looking for a way to “give back” to the community. He learned of TBCH through his pastor at West Franklin Baptist Church (now a campus of Brentwood Baptist Church) and after visiting a TBCH campus, said he decided to make a “business decision and a heart decision” to help the TBCH ministry. In January of 2015, George Shinn made a commitment of $1,000,000 toward our foster care program. That program was renamed The George Shinn Foster Care Program in their honor.

The George Shinn Foundation is located in Franklin, TN.


Caring Community Ministries

Families who open their homes to foster children need local support in order to be successful. A crucial part of our mission is to equip local churches to provide this support. Some of the ways local churches (partnering with the Caring Community Ministry) can assist foster families are to provide meals on an as-needed basis, respite care to foster parents, transportation assistance, encouragement and prayer support.