Miriam's Promise

Pregnancy Counseling, Parenting Coaching, and Adoption Services

Nashville, TN   |
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Miriam's Promise

EIN: 62-1721505


We exist to ensure the well-being of the child by nurturing individuals and families. Miriam's Promise is dedicated to healing and emotional health by providing pregnancy counseling, mentoring, child counseling and family counseling along with domestic and international adoption services. Our core values: Permanency for Children, Family Nurturing, Respect for Individuals, Community Engagement, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Faith in God.

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Principal Officer

Mr. J. Dietz Osborne

Main address

3701 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215 USA

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Formerly known as

Miriam's Promise of Holston Home for Children

Tennessee Conference Children's Services

Tennessee Conference Adoption Services



Subject area info

Family services


Population served info

LGBTQ people

Women and girls


NTEE code info

Adoption (P31)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Family Services (P40)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pregnancy Counseling

Miriam's Promise has been providing pregnancy counseling since its inception in 1985. Services include:
Helping women and families with unplanned pregnancy cope with emotional stress, access to medical care and long term goalsPreparing them for the mature life decisions of pregnancy,  such as pre-natal care, labor and delivery and related issuesEducating and assisting them in making decisions related to the best-interests of their child(ren)Providing practical assistance with baby items, diapers, and in some cases, medical and housing needsFor clients choosing adoption: providing healing, caring support before and after the placement of their infant and continued assistance with maintaining contact with adoptive families and children when appropriate. For clients not choosing adoption: providing post-pregnancy counseling and parenting support for both the birth parents and the child.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Many families experiencing  fertility challenges turn to Miriam's Promise for help in building their family through adoption. We work closely with each family to explore adoption possibilities and their capacity to parent, offering education, and continual support. More  families choose international adoption each year as the avenue most suited to them. Miriam's Promise is unique in the training we offer - Parents in Process, a  12 hr adoption preparation class focusing on all aspects of adoption and information unique to international adoption. We are Hague Accredited  by the Council on Accreditation. Services include training, home studies, post-placement supervision and support through the life cycle of adoption. Training for domestic adoption includes open adoption, the impact of infertility, trans-racial parenting and grief and loss pertaining to adoption as well as coping with attachment issues.

Population(s) Served

Independent Adoptions begins with a home study. Home studies are completed by Miriam's Promise for families who have already identified a birth mother who wishes to directly place their child with them, or they intend to network on their own for a match with a birth mother, or they have already accepted placement of a child, or they intend to partner with an out of state agency to place a child with them. This last scenario includes the adoption of an older child through AdoptUSKids, Wendy's Wonderful Kids, any state foster care program, etc.

Population(s) Served

This program has families apply with us, attend our home study group training, have their home study completed by us, and then can be added to our Hopeful Families list. Those on the list are then shown to birth parents, and they will choose which adoptive family they wish to place their child with.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


US Department of State Hague Accreditation 2022


Affiliations & memberships

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2000

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) 2003

Council of Accreditation of Child and Family Services, Inc. 2006

Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children 2006

How we listen

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Miriam's Promise
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.67 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 4.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Miriam's Promise’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$9,066 -$87,097 $70,218 $115,981 $46,830
As % of expenses -1.7% -15.5% 16.2% 29.6% 12.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$11,608 -$89,436 $66,796 $113,069 $45,410
As % of expenses -2.1% -15.9% 15.3% 28.7% 12.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $535,535 $473,814 $495,556 $507,586 $413,050
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.4% -11.5% 4.6% 2.4% -18.6%
Program services revenue 33.6% 23.9% 17.3% 15.8% 21.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 17.6% 25.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 65.9% 75.2% 65.1% 58.5% 77.9%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $544,600 $560,911 $433,838 $391,605 $365,003
Total expenses, % change over prior year -7.1% 3.0% -22.7% -9.7% -6.8%
Personnel 71.5% 69.1% 63.8% 65.2% 67.4%
Professional fees 4.3% 2.4% 6.0% 7.8% 7.1%
Occupancy 7.4% 7.2% 9.7% 8.0% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 2.1% 0.8% 1.2% 0.3% 0.9%
All other expenses 14.7% 20.4% 19.3% 18.6% 22.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $547,142 $563,250 $437,260 $394,517 $366,423
One month of savings $45,383 $46,743 $36,153 $32,634 $30,417
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $6,281 $0 $0 $2,827
Total full costs (estimated) $592,525 $616,274 $473,413 $427,151 $399,667

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.4 0.9 3.1 5.5 7.9
Months of cash and investments 3.7 1.2 3.1 5.6 8.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.9 0.8 3.0 6.9 8.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $155,068 $42,041 $111,214 $179,378 $240,973
Investments $10,630 $13,567 $0 $1,953 $1,578
Receivables $32,758 $14,582 $15,092 $59,243 $35,065
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $37,142 $43,424 $43,424 $17,579 $20,406
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 80.4% 74.2% 82.0% 77.1% 73.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 32.1% 40.4% 22.2% 10.0% 13.9%
Unrestricted net assets $137,672 $48,236 $115,032 $228,101 $273,511
Temporarily restricted net assets $8,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $8,500 $8,500 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $146,172 $56,736 $115,032 $228,101 $273,511

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Mr. J. Dietz Osborne

Dietz Osborne is a native of Little Rock, AR and has been in Nashville since 1998. Dietz holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a MS in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. Prior to coming to Miriam's Promise, Dietz served as the group sales director, box office manager, and co-director of audience development at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Dietz joined the staff of Miriam's Promise in June 2011 as the director of donor development and communications. In 2013, Dietz became the associate executive director focusing on administration and development. Since 2011 Dietz has been responsible for raising over $3.5 million for the organization.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Joe Bass

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Term: 2025 - 2021

Johnny Peppers

Nashville State Community College

Fred Brown

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Helen Cavasin

Hendersonville Obstetrics

Will Ferrell

Calvary United Methodist Church

Rick Fox

Fox Associates

Elisabeth Garcia

Feltz Therapy Services

Kasey Hamilton

Tennessee Department of Education

Ann Rybka

Atlas Insight LLC

Ferrol Thomas

TN Hospital Associatioin

Sarah McWhirt-Toler

Connell Memorial UMC

Jay Rogers

HCA Healthcare

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/8/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Transgender Identity

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