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Services - South Carolina Department of Social Services

Adoption services help find and support families who can nurture, raise, and protect those children whose parents have lost their legal parental rights.

DSS provides adoption services statewide through 5 regional offices to:

Children whose parents have lost or relinquished their legal parental rights.

People who wish to adopt children.

Adoptive families who have finalized an adoption and are...

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Foster Care - South Carolina Department of Social Services

What is foster care?

Foster care is the temporary care of children whose families are having problems and the children cannot safely remain in the home. Children in the legal custody of the Department of Social Services (DSS) are placed in a licensed foster home or group care facility that can best meet their needs while their parents work with DSS to resolve their problems.

During this...

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Related topics : children in foster care / foster care parents rights / foster care parents / foster care home / family foster care

Adoption - South Carolina Department of Social Services

Adoption is a beautiful way to provide a family for a child in need. There are children of all ages in need of a forever home. Making sure children are in safe, loving and permanent families is an important way DSS...

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Related topics : south carolina adoption services / children needing adoption / department of family services adoption / children who need fostering / child and family services adoption

Prospective Foster Parent - South Carolina Department of ...

Can you provide your commitment, care, and compassion to a child in foster care? DSS needs parents who can provide this support, care, and advocacy. Foster parents also provide support for birth parents who may...

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Related topics : foster care parents / foster parent support / children in foster care / family foster care / foster care licensing

Careers - South Carolina Department of Social Services

Welcome to DSS Careers: your new career starts here!

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Related topics : children's way foster family agency / children in foster care / foster parent help / family foster care / help a foster child

Child Protective Services - South Carolina Department of ...

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services (CPS) is the part of DSS that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect by parents, guardians, and caregivers. The best hope is that children are kept safe so they can stay in their own homes with their families. Even if there are some worries, DSS can work with families to keep children safe in their homes. Child safety is always the...

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Related topics : foster child wants to go home / child abuse foster homes / help a foster child / fosters home for children / foster parents child