- Application for Foster Care/Adoption
A copy of the application all foster and/or adoptive parents need to fill out to begin the foster/adoption process.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of South Carolina.
- County DSS Offices
Contact information for county DSS offices.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in South Carolina.
- Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies
List of licensed, private child placing agencies in South Carolina courtesy of Adopt Us Kids.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Contact a DSS agency in your county for more information on pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in South Carolina.
- Regional Agency Contacts
Contact information for regional DSS offices.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding South Carolina’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
- Steps to Adoption
DSS outlines the steps to adoption. FAQ of adoption
Searching for Children
- South Carolina Heart Gallery
Click View the Gallery to view waiting children in South Carolina by region.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on South Carolina to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting South Carolina children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information on ICPC process in South Carolina, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select South Carolina to view more information on adoption assistance in South Carolina, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Bethany Christian Services’ Post-Adoption Support
Post-adoption services provided by Bethany Christian Services.
- Carolina Adoption Services
Provides post-adoption services to families living in South Carolina. Families do not need to use CAS as their home study provider in order to receive post-adoption services.
- Post-Adoption Services
Contact your regional DSS office for more information on post-adoption services in your area.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in South Carolina.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral Care Treatment Centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information through DSS
- Medical Resources
South Carolina Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD State FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Nurturing Attachments Training
Center for Child and Family Health training programs
- Online Support Groups
A list of Online Support Group Resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.