Not all children are able to remain in their own homes. If and when it is determined by a judge that their environment is unsafe, a child may be ordered into the custody of Davidson County Department of Social Services. However, Foster Care continues to work with the family in order to correct the issues that ultimately led to the child's removal. When it becomes obvious that a child cannot return to live safely with their biological family, Adoption staff work to find a permanent, loving home for these children.
Davidson County Social Services does not discriminate in the provision of services to all qualified persons.