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Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program

The Adoption Support and Preservation Program (ASAP) was created to help adoptive parents succeed at every level by providing a seamless statewide continuum of services that support children and families by providing pre and post adoption services that promote permanency and also help communities nurture adoptive families. ASAP’s innovative program offers a continuum of services designed to support existing and prospective adoptive families through: Adoption Preparation Training, Crisis Intervention, In-home Family and Individual Counseling, monthly F.U.S.E. groups (Families*Untied*Supported*Engaged), Case Management, development of respite relief teams, Educational offerings for parents and professionals, and a Resource Network which provides referrals, community linkage, an extensive lending library, and Family Advocacy support services.

Eligibility Requirements

Since its inception in 2004, The ASAP Program has served over 8,000 children and their families. Partnered with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS), ASAP is a collaboration between Harmony Family Center and Catholic Charities of Tennessee. ASAP is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. ASAP services are available to Tennessee families who are in the process of adopting or who have already finalized an adoption through Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services. For families who adopted via the Tennessee child welfare system, ASAP services are provided at no cost. Families who have adopted privately, internationally, or through another state are eligible for ASAP services on a sliding scale fee basis. In-home services are provided by ASAP's highly skilled team of Family Counselors- all of whom are Master's level clinicians and have extensive experience working with children and families. ASAP Family Counselors specialize in providing trauma-informed, attachment-based treatment modalities that are evidence-based and utilize a family focused approach. Additionally a Comprehensive Assessment is completed by the Family Counselor which guides the development of treatment goals that are tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of the child and family. Treatment models used by ASAP Family Counselors include, but are not limited to: TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention™), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy), ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency), Theraplay™, PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), and SMART (Sensory Motor Affect Regulation Therapy). To learn more about the ASAP Program or to make a referral, families and referring professionals are encouraged to call the ASAP Helpline at 888.848.2727 or submit an online request for services at: www.tnasap.org.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
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  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

All Ages of Children

Full Family Support


Knoxville

118 Mabry Hood Rd. Suite 400
Knoxville, TN 37922
Monday- Friday 8 am - 5 pm ET Evening appointments available ASAP Helpline messages retrieved 7 days a week