Destiny Adoption: Important changes to Tennessee Adoption Laws

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Kristen McBee, Executive Director of Destiny Adoption Services and Consulting, Inc., along with Courtnie Mizer, Assistant Director, who highlight the state licensed nonprofit adoption agency serving Tennessee and Florida that supports and guides birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption.

During the interview, Kristen and Courtnie discuss some of the important changes to Tennessee adoption laws that went into effect on July 1, 2023, and why some of the changes are considered groundbreaking, like an expansion of access to living expenses during the entire duration of a pregnancy and up to three months afterward for a birth mother. Kristen covers the updates from the perspective of a Birth Parent Advocate while Courtnie speaks about the major changes from the perspective of the Adoptive Parent Advocate. Kristen and Courtnie also talk about the growth of their family preservation program, Destiny Community Care, and where birth parents and those looking to adopt can go for support and assistance.

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