Parents Links and Resources

Application for Services 

How to Apply

Paternity Establishment

Parenting Opportunity Program – Making Positive Choices for Your Child brochure 

Programa de Oportunidad de Paternidad – Tomando decisions postivas para su bebé – folleto 

Rights and Responsibilities for Completing a Paternity Acknowledgement

Derechos Y Responsabilidades Para Completar Un Reconocimiento De La Paternidad

Parenting Opportunity Program – Power of Two – This video explains the process for voluntarily establishing paternity at the time of birth or after.

Responsible Father Registry - If you think that you may have fathered a child, you may register with the Responsible Father’s Registry to protect your rights should the child be placed for adoption.

 

Establishing or Modifying a Support Order

Child Support Guidelines (2014)

Modifying Child Support in South Carolina

Enrollment Form for Direct Deposit or Way2Go Card for Custodial Parents 

Child Support Payments Options for Non-Custodial Parents 

 

Legal Services and Fatherhood Resources

        Assistance in Seeking a Visitation Order

        Visitation: Forms to Represent Yourself In Court

South Carolina Legal Services

 

Domestic Violence Support

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) 

Safe Place South Carolina 

 

South Carolina Parenting Opportunity Program

Information about obtaining Birth Certificates and other vital records can be found at:
www.vitalchek.com. Fees apply.

When You Want to Add a Father’s Name (Out of Wedlock) to Your Child's Birth Certificate
If a father was not listed on the birth certificate following the birth of a child at the hospital, a DHEC amended birth certificate form will need to be completed.

A paternity acknowledgment cannot be completed if the mother was married at any time during the pregnancy or at the child's birth, or if another father is recorded on the birth record.

More information about establishing paternity can be found here.

 

       Training Manual for Hospital Staff

 

 

 


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.