Harmony’s mission is to serve children, families, and communities through counseling, education, and adoption. Since our founding in 1996 Harmony’s focus has been finding forever families for children, domestically, internationally, and through the foster care system. Our work with families often begins at placement and continues throughout the adoption journey.

Support PAWS for Harmony!

PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness & Support) for Harmony
is Harmony’s new program for at-risk children.

PAWS for Harmony will train dogs rescued from local animal shelters
as Emotional Support Dogs
for children adopted from foster care.

The trust, patience, and unconditional love of a dog can help a child
begin healing from the trauma of abuse and make
a healthy transition to family life.

It’s a win/win/win for children, dogs, and families!

Help a child know the security of a forever family and the
unconditional love and companionship of a dog.


The inaugural ASAP (Adoption Support and Preservation) National Conference held in Nashville May 2015 was presented by Harmony Family Center in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. The conference offered professionals, policymakers, and leaders in the fields of adoption, foster care, and child welfare the opportunity to learn and share effective practices and policies around post adoption services, providing knowledge, tools, and inspiration to enhance adoption preparation and post adoption services.

To enhance and continue this learning opportunity, Harmony is hosting monthly webinars on the second Wednesday of each month through April 2016. For more information please contact Nicole Coning or call 865.410.7503.

To register for one of our upcoming free webinars CLICK HERE.

For access to the ASAP National Conference Resource Library, CLICK HERE.


Harmony is proud to announce that Founder and CEO Pam Wolf was chosen as a finalist in the YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women Tribute event, which recognizes the accomplishments of women across our region.

Pam’s personal and professional life has been dedicated to her belief that all children deserve a safe, loving, forever home. In 1996, Pam founded Harmony after adopting a six-month-old baby from China – her daughter Anna Li. Harmony has grown from a small infant and international adoption agency to a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for innovation and excellence – and the only agency in the United States providing both statewide adoption preparation and post-adoption services of education, counseling, and support.

Today, under Pam’s leadership, Harmony’s award-winning programs serve 2,000 children and families each year – finding permanent, adoptive families for children in the Tennessee state welfare system and providing education and support for adoptive and foster families. As a result of Pam’s vision, Harmony is empowering families and transforming the lives of thousands of children who had given up hope of becoming part of a forever family.


Harmony Family Center’s website parentachild.org features Tennessee children and youth who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect, or trauma. Now in foster care, the greatest wish of all these children and youth is to be part of a forever family.


• Harmony served 2,000 Tennessee children & families
• Provided 544 homes studies for DCS
• Trained 4,813 individuals
• ASAP served 564 children & families in our post adoption services program
• FOCUS served 432 children and youth & found adoptive families for 60 youth who had spent many years in the child welfare system

Harmony Family Center Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2013-2014 – Full Report


If you shop at Kroger – you can help Harmony! Friends of Harmony Family Center can register online to take part in the Kroger Community Rewards program to benefit Harmony. Simply go online to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select Harmony Family Center as the organization you wish to support. If you were registered previously you must re-register. Next time you shop check the bottom of your receipt to make sure your see Harmony Family Center. Thank you!


Since its founding in 1996, Harmony has developed an array of award-winning family preservation and treatment services designed to increase the strength and well-being of Tennessee families, serving over 2,000 children and families every year. This video will give you an overview of Harmony’s services and the scope of our work on behalf of children, families, and the community.