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Current Foster Parent

Foster parents are a central partner in helping children reach their full potential.

Each year in South Carolina, children are placed into DSS custody because their parents are not able to provide the love and care they need. In some cases, parents have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence and/or a lack of parenting skills.

All these children have experienced trauma and need support to help them heal.

DSS appreciates the significant role of foster parents in helping families heal and reunite. When families cannot reunite, foster parents help the children transition to a new home and family.


Click the image above to access the Child and Adult Information Portal (CAIP), a secure, password protected portal that allows Foster Parents to obtain important information for the child or children in your care. 


Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?

Please contact the Foster Parent Liaison at or 803-898-4174.


Click here to see The SC Foster Parent Association’s (Heartfelt Calling) Foster Family of the Year


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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.