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Birth Parent Information & Support


We understand that it is devastating when your child is removed and placed in foster care.

We believe in you! We care about you! We commit to encourage, honor and support you through the difficult journey ahead.

Do you have relatives willing to help? You will be asked about any relatives or others connected to your family that may be interested in providing temporary care. Be sure to share any names and contact information so that your case manager may begin exploring temporary placement options now.

Foster care is not forever. Children and youth can and do return home to their families. In fact, this is the most common outcome. Reunification – which means getting the family safely back together – is the first goal when it is in your child’s best interest.

You Are Not Alone is a guide for parents when their child has been placed in foster care. It includes helpful information and tips from parents who have successfully reunified with their children. You are not alone!



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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.