National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month with particular focus on the more than 1300 children in South Carolina who are free to be adopted and those who still must clear the legal process. Learn more.

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Strengthening Families

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Foster Care

South Carolina has a critical need for foster families.

We currently have only 1,263 foster homes and 2,782 children who need a home. Learn more.

Child Support

More Than Just Money

Child Support Services Division helps children count on their parents for the financial and emotional support they need to be healthy and successful. Learn more.

Join us in our mission to strengthen South Carolina's families.

DSS is currently hiring more than 100 positions in key jobs in child welfare. All of our child welfare positions offer you a chance to give back to your community. These positions offer many options to help care for the community.

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