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.

438 children were adopted from Foster Care in 2016

You as an adoptive parent do so much for a child:

  • Provide a permanent home and a lifelong commitment to a youth in need; and
  • Provide for a youth's emotional, mental, physical, social, educational, and cultural need.

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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.