Heaven Sent Children Adoption

Heaven Sent Children Adoption, founded in 1991, was established to provide the promotion of healthy adoptive family life through education, resources, counseling, advocacy and support services. Heaven Sent Children Adoption believes that every child should have a loving home prepared to meet their needs emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.

Heaven Sent Children Adoption, a Middle Tennessee adoption agency, is comprised of four experienced adoption professionals, all of whom are also parents through adoption.  Our staff believes deeply in supplying our clients with best practice social work to prepare them for the needs of their adopted child and family after their child’s placement.  This begins with a cooperative, trusting relationship between worker and client during the home study process.  It is our goal to know our clients well, so that we can best advocate for them, assist them through the process and be there for them in times of need even after an adoption is complete.  Adoption is a lifelong process.  Who you choose to work with is important.

Find out more about how we can assist you. Email cindy@heavensentchildren.com or call 615-898 -0803

A Little About Our Staff

Denise Hobbs, LMSW, Executive Director

Denise has spent over 30 years in the field of Child Welfare. She spent 17 years with Department of Children’s Services working in child protective services, foster care, adoptions and frontline supervision. She received her MSSW from University of Tennessee College of Social Work in 1994. Denise also spent 3 years in Community Mental Health as a therapist and Director of a Mental Health Center. Denise has done extensive grant writing and program development. Denise co-founded The Center for Family Development in 1998 and it currently serves 16 counties in Middle Tennessee. Denise began work at Heaven Sent Children in July 2009 and took on the role of Executive Director in January 2010. Denise is a foster, adoptive, birth parent, step parent and relative caregiver and is surviving the complexities of all those roles. She has 1 birth son, 2 stepsons, 1 adopted son, 2 adopted daughters, and 1 unofficial adopted/foster daughter. In addition she has fostered 12 children and many birth parents through the child welfare system. To date she has 7 grand children.

Allison Motley, BSCFS, Adoption Counselor

Allison is an adoptive mother of two children, one through international adoption and one domestically. She is thrilled to be working at Heaven Sent where she will be able to assist other individuals in building their families. Adoption is a passion for Allison, and she understands the desire to make dreams of having a child a reality. She has lived in middle Tennessee her entire life, and has been in Murfreesboro since 1996. She comes to us with a background of over 10 years of mental health experience, and has previously worked in adoption as well. Her background offers her the ability to relate to adoptive families; she shares joys and is ready with a listening, understanding ear. Allison guides families through the home study process and offers support through post placement supervision and beyond.

Cindy Posey, LBSW, Program Director

Cindy has 20 years of experience as a Social Worker in a variety of settings including assisting the homeless in Nashville, advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities, and working with families in the adoption process. Cindy joined the Heaven Sent Children team in January 2001 and has worked with hundreds of families since that time. As an adoptive mother, she has a passion for adoption and is devoted to helping families prepare to meet the needs of their child throughout their lives, especially as it relates to their adoption story. Cindy believes that adoption education for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees is essential for all members of the adoption triad to have understanding and acceptance of this unique way to form a family. With more than 10 years of adoption experience, Cindy works with birth mothers, guides families through the home study process, works with families in post placement supervision, and manages the staff and adoption program at the Murfreesboro office.
Cindy and her husband, Wylder, are parents of two children, Wyatt and Sara.

Anna Farmer, BSW, Adoption Counselor

Anna interned for Heaven Sent Children for almost a year before graduating in 2015. After graduation she volunteered in a Haitian orphanage for several months, where she was able to help children ages newborn to twelve years with their social and developmental skills. Anna found her passion for adoption and advocating for orphans while visiting Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the last 5 years. She believes that once she saw their sweet faces, memorized their cries and laughs, and learned their personalities, that it changed her outlook on life and helped her realize her call to help these little ones find their forever families. Anna enjoys her role with our agency, where she can help families come together through adoption and advocate for orphans just like the ones that hold such a dear place in her heart.

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