Meet the Children


In South Carolina, we have hundreds of children, presently in the state's foster care system, waiting to be adopted. Many are older youth or part of a sibling group. A child, or children, in South Carolina may be waiting for you to be their forever family. 

You can view a gallery of waiting children at the DSS Public Adoption Portal, or by visiting the Heart Gallery or Adopt US Kids.

The DSS Public Adoption Portal features all children in South Carolina with a plan of Adoption, who do not have an identified forever home.

The Heart Gallery page features South Carolina’s legally-free children.

Adopt US Kids is the nation’s only federally funded photo listing service that connects waiting children and families. Children from all over the nation are featured on this page.

All families must have an approved adoptive home study in order to adopt for a South Carolina foster child. If you do not yet have an approved home study and would like to learn more, or begin the process, please click here.

Child Welfare Services Transformation

Best Outcomes for Children and Families

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.