Every child deserves a home, stability and a loving family.
There are 111,000 children in the U.S. foster care system 153 million orphans worldwide that are waiting for a permanent, loving family.
Shana Smith is an educational speaker in the foster care community. She has been able to engage with children in foster care on many levels both as a volunteer and as a foster parent. Shana is also a member of the Tennessee Foster Care Association and the International Foster Care Organization.
She describes herself as one happy and blessed person. As the mom to 2 amazing little humans and the wife to her best friend she feels incredibly overwhelmed with gratitude every day. She became a foster mother in 2006, as a single woman; little did she know that an old friend would become her husband a year later. In 2008, she and her husband Grant finalized the adoption of their first child.
In 2014 the Smiths relocated to beautiful Middle Tennessee and couldn't have been more excited about this adventure, moving while Grant was deployed to Afghanistan as a Military Policeman with the United States Army. SFC Smith has been in the US Army for more than 20 years, the past 10 have been as an active Reservist. The Smiths firmly believe the motto: God, Country, Family which they make evident in their ever day life.
Grant and Shana have a beautiful daughter, a future Olympic soccer star, and a handsome son who hasn't decided on soccer or hockey as his future.
They love being outdoors together enjoying different sports and family activities. In their family the year is broken into seasons a bit differently; forget summer, fall, winter and spring because they have soccer, hockey and baseball and hockey; no matter where they go, they still root for their Anaheim Ducks.
Shana has her degree in Criminal Justice and will be attending law school to become a Guardian Ad Litem, to be a voice for children in foster care. You can find her being a taxi-cab driver (AKA soccer mom), working in her garden, taking on some challenging DIY projects in her home and reading.
Shana enjoy's volunteering with several organizations, but her deepest passion is being able to help grow families through foster care and adoption. There are no unadoptable children, only unfound families.