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State Office Adoptions Contacts

Street Address:
1535 Confederate Avenue
Office 520
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Mailing Address:
South Carolina Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: 803-898-3956
Fax: 803-898-1209


Foster Care and Adoption Support Program Manager:
Melissa S Lowe (


State Office Adoptions Supervisors:

Heather Boyles (
Supervises: Adoption Subsidy Requests & Payments, SBMA subsidy payments, Adoption IV-E Determination, Renegotiations

Alexis Conrad (
Supervises: Statewide Adoption Recruitment Coordinator,  Adoption Recruitment Activities and Contracts, Certified Investigators, and Responsible Father Registry

Avery O’Toole (
Supervises: Non-Recurring Cost Applications and Payments, Post Adoption Services, Tax Credit Letters, School Letters, Permanency Outcomes, ICAMA, Adoption Subsidy Continuation for 18 to 21 years old.


Regional Adoption Offices:

Upstate Region Adoption Services
(Serving Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union Counties)
Catherine Harmon, Upstate Adoptions Administrator
714 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (800) 868-6595

Midlands Region Adoption Services - Columbia Office
(Serving Lexington, Richland, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties)
Yvette Price, Midlands Adoptions Administrator
2638 Two Notch Rd., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (888) 711-7095

Midlands Region Adoption Services - Rock Hill Office
(Serving York, Lancaster and Chester Counties)
454 South Anderson Road, BTC
515, Suite 101
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (800) 922-1537

Midlands Region Adoption Services - Orangeburg Office 
(Serving Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Saluda, McCormick and Edgefield Counties)
2570 St. Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 515-1852

Lowcountry Region Adoption Services
(Serving Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg Counties)
Tangela Carr, Lowcountry Adoptions Administrator
3346 Rivers Ave., Suite F
N. Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (800) 922-1518

Pee Dee Region Adoption Services
(Serving Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg Counties)
Cynthia Abson, Pee Dee Adoptions Administrator 
181 East Evans St.
Florence Business and Technology Center-112
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (800) 763-6637

ICPC State Office
Mainline, 803-898-7532
Tara Williams, Director of ICPC

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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.