Adoption

 Adoption is a beautiful way to provide a family for a child in need. There are children of all ages in need of a forever home. Making sure children are in safe, loving and permanent families is an important way DSS strengthens families in South Carolina.

 

 

There are hundreds of children in South Carolina in need of a forever home. That’s hundreds of conversations over breakfast, hundreds of birthday parties and hundreds of goodnight hugs that could take shape around hundreds of new friends. When reunification is not possible, adoption is a beautiful way to provide a family for a child in need. Making sure children are in safe, loving and permanent families is an important way DSS strengthens families in South Carolina.

You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.

You don’t need to own your own home, have children already, or be young, wealthy, or a stay-at-home parent to adopt. Marital status, age, income, and sexual orientation will not automatically disqualify someone from adopting a child. Essentially, if you are stable and can provide a child with the love, as well as the support he or she needs, you may be a candidate to become an adoptive parent.

 

 

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View Children Eligible for Adoption


Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.